SEC. 23-15-437. Instruction of voters.
For the instruction of voters on any election days, there shall, so far as practicable, be provided for each polling place a mechanically operated model of a portion of the face of the machine. Such model, if furnished, shall, during the election, be located on the clerk's table, or in some other place which the voters must pass to reach the machine, and each voter shall, before entering the machine, be instructed regarding its operation and such instruction illustrated on the model, and the voter given opportunity to personally operate the model. The voter's attention shall also be called to the diagram of the face of the machine so that the voter can become familiar with the location of the questions and the names of the offices and candidates. In case any voter, after entering the voting machine, shall ask for further instructions concerning the manner of voting, two (2) election officers may, if necessary, enter the booth and give him such instructions, but no manager or person assisting a voter shall, in any manner request, suggest or seek to persuade or induce any such voter to vote any particular ticket, or for any particular ticket, or for any particular candidate, or for or against any particular ticket, or for or against any particular candidate, or for or against any particular amendment, question or proposition. After giving such instructions and before such voter shall have registered his vote, the officers or person assisting him shall retire and such voter shall then register his vote in secret as he may desire.
SOURCES: Derived from 1972 Code Sec. 23-7-37 [Codes, 1942, Sec. 3316-18; Laws, 1954, ch. 360, Sec. 18; Repealed by Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 338]; En, Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 136, eff from and after January 1, 1987.