SEC. 23-15-427. Inoperative voting machines.
In case any voting machine used in any voting precinct shall, during the time the polls are open, become injured so as to render it inoperative in whole or in part, it shall be the duty of the manager immediately to give notice thereof to the registrar providing such machine, and it shall be the duty of the registrar, if possible, to substitute a perfect machine for the injured machine, and, at the close of the polls, the records of both machines shall be taken, and the votes shown on their counters shall be added together in ascertaining and determining the results of the election; but if no other machine can be prepared for use at such election, and the one injured cannot be repaired in time for use at such election, unofficial ballots made as nearly as possible in the form of the official ballot may be used, received by the managers and placed by them in a receptacle in such case to be provided by the managers, and counted with the votes registered on the voting machine; and the result shall be declared the same as though there had been no accident to the voting machine; the ballots thus voted shall be preserved and returned as herein directed, with a certificate or statement setting forth how and why the same were voted.
SOURCES: Derived from 1972 Code Sec. 23-7-27 [Codes, 1942, Sec. 3316-13; Laws, 1954, ch. 360, Sec. 13; Repealed by Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 338]; En, Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 131, eff from and after January 1, 1987.