Conn. Agencies Regs. § 9-242a-27 - Closing the machines and polls
Current through March 4, 2022
After all election results reports have been produced, the moderator and assistant registrars of voters shall record on the moderator's return the number on the public counter, close down the tabulator and remove the tabulator from the ballot box according to the manufacturer's instructions. They shall not break the seal on the tabulator and they shall record such number on the moderator's return. They shall place the tabulator in its carrying case and seal the case and record such number on the moderator's return. They shall seal all depository envelopes with non-reusable tape. They shall place in the ballot transfer case all depository envelopes from the polling place and all ballots from the regular bin. The Secretary of the State may prescribe that the depository envelopes containing the empty envelopes and rejected absentee ballots, the depository envelope containing the challenged ballots and the depository envelope containing the spoiled ballots need not be placed in the ballot transfer case. If absentee ballots are counted at the polling place, the certificate of absentee ballot count shall be completed and the result of the absentee ballot count shall be entered on the moderator's returns in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of the State. The moderator shall announce the total results for each candidate and question. The moderator and assistant registrars of voters shall indicate on the moderator's returns, the number of the seal that will be used to secure the ballot transfer case. They shall place a signed copy of the election results report, which was produced by the tabulator, in the ballot transfer case and seal the ballot transfer case. The moderator shall label the keys in accordance with instructions from the Secretary of the State and return the keys, the tabulator, the ballot transfer case, the original moderator's return with the original election results report attached, and other election materials to the registrars of voters. The registrars of voters shall file the original moderator's return and official registry list with the municipal clerk by noon of the day after the election or primary. The ballot transfer case shall be sealed for the period of time prescribed for sealing absentee ballots and then shall be unsealed and the contents destroyed. The tabulator shall be sealed for the period of time prescribed for sealing voting tabulators.
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