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(1) The Act provides that the election administrator may designate one or more places within the political subdivision in which the election is conducted as places of deposit where ballots may be returned by the elector.

(2) Whenever a place of deposit is designated, the election administrator shall also designate a person to be responsible for all mail ballot election procedures at that place of deposit. Such designated person shall:

(a) be duly appointed and deputized as provided by law;

(b) take and subscribe to the appropriate oath of office;

(c) serve for the duration of the conduct of that specific election;

(d) be duly trained by the election administrator;

(e) be personally available at such place of deposit during a substantial portion of the hours that it is open for business;

(f) personally insure that all required procedures are adhered to; and

(g) personally ensure that all ballots and other official materials in his possession are and remain secure at all times.

(3) The election administrator shall provide a transport box, secured as required, for the deposit of ballots returned to each place of deposit.

History: Sec. 13-19-105, MCA; IMP, Sec. 13-19-307, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1020, Eff. 7/26/85.

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