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44.3.110    ALTERNATIVE MEANS FOR CASTING BALLOT

(1) The election administrator shall provide an alternative method of voting for those electors who are unable, because of disability or age, to access their regular polling place. Those methods are limited to the following:

(a) the practice, commonly referred to as "curbside voting", as provided by 13-13-118, MCA;

(b) absentee balloting, as provided by 13-13-222 and 13-13-246, MCA; and

(c) prearranged assignment to an accessible polling place within the county. An elector, prevented from voting at his own polling place on election day because it has been exempt from meeting the accessibility criteria set forth in these rules, shall:

(i) notify the election administrator, in writing at least seven days preceding the election, of his desire to vote on election day at an accessible polling place;

(ii) be assigned to the nearest accessible polling place for the purpose of voting in that election;

(iii) sign his name on a special addendum to the official precinct register, as required by 13-2-601, MCA; and

(iv) receive the same ballot to which he is otherwise entitled.

(2) For the purposes of this rule, the ballot shall be processed and counted in the same manner as an absentee ballot.

History: 13-3-205, 13-13-246, MCA; IMP, 13-3-213, 13-13-246, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 462, Eff. 3/28/86; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1329, Eff. 6/27/08; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 1286, Eff. 10/1/15.

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