(1) Consistent with 13-1-116, MCA, an elector with a disability who is unable to provide a signature may apply to the election administrator to have another person designated as an agent for purposes of providing a signature or identifying mark required pursuant to Title 13, MCA, and for delivering the disabled elector's absentee ballot application to the county election administrator, as provided in 13-13-213, MCA.
(2) An application for designation of an agent by an elector under this rule:
(a) must be made on a form prescribed by the secretary of state which shall state the authorization of the elector, the purpose of the agency, and shall require that the authorization be witnessed by two disinterested witnesses and signed by the designated agent;
(b) may be obtained from local election officials, from the office of the Secretary of State, and from any other entity that provides the form; and
(c) must be completed in its entirety.
(3) An agent chosen under this rule must not be the elector's employer, an agent of the elector's employer, or an officer or agent of the elector's union.
(4) An election official must ask if the person being designated an agent is the elector's employer or employer's agent or officer or agent of the elector's union. If the proposed agent is one of those individuals, the elector must choose another person to be the elector's agent.
(5) An agent must be chosen by the elector with a disability.