08 ncac 04 .0305             INSTRUCTION OF PRECINCT OFFICIALS AND VOTERS IN THE USE OF VOTING SYSTEMS

(a)  The chairman of the county board of elections in a county where a voting system is used shall conduct an instructional meeting before any primary or election to instruct the precinct officials in the use of the voting system.  The chairman may use any persons deemed knowledgeable or useful to the instruction of the precinct officials.  The instructions on the use and operation of the voting system shall be according to manufacturer's instructions furnished with the voting system, whether the system is purchased or leased by the county board of elections.  The precinct officials shall be qualified to instruct the voters on the use of the voting system.

(b)  The chairman of the county board of elections shall not permit a voting system to be used in any precinct in any election unless the chairman shall be satisfied that the precinct officials of the precinct have learned the proper use and operation of the system.  Such additional instruction as determined by the county board of elections to be needed shall be provided.

(c)  A voter may request instruction for the proper use of the voting system from a precinct official.  The precinct official shall provide such technical instruction to the voter but shall not seek to influence or intimidate the voter in any manner.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-22; 163-165.7;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2002;

Eff. August 1, 2004.