VOTING BY MACHINE OR VOTE TALLY SYSTEM
34-2421. Procedure if a voting machine becomes inoperative. (1) If any voting machine used in any election precinct, during or before the time the polls are opened, becomes damaged so as to render it inoperative in whole or in part, an election board clerk immediately shall notify the election officer charged with the care of the machine.
(2) If possible, the election officer so notified shall repair the machine at once or substitute another machine for the damaged machine.
(3) If no other machine can be procured for use at the election and the damaged machine cannot be repaired in time for further use at the election, or where in the discretion of a majority of the members of the election board it is impracticable to use the machine, the election board shall permit the voters to use paper ballots prepared as in cases where paper ballots are used. The paper ballots shall be furnished to the election board by the county clerk. The paper ballots shall be issued, voted and deposited in ballot boxes in as nearly the same manner as provided by law, except that the paper ballots shall not be tallied and returned by the election board. Instead, these paper ballots shall be delivered to the county clerk for his tally and canvass.
[34-2421, added 1970, ch. 140, sec. 152, p. 351; am. 1971, ch. 5, sec. 7, p. 11.]