The commissioner shall deliver an absentee ballot to any registered voter applying in person at the commissioner's office, or at any location designated by the commissioner, not more than forty days before the date of the general election or the primary election, and for all other elections, as soon as the ballot is available. The registered voter shall immediately mark the ballot, enclose and seal it in a ballot envelope, subscribe to the affidavit on the reverse side of the envelope, and return the absentee ballot to the commissioner. The commissioner shall record the numbers appearing on the application and ballot envelope along with the name of the registered voter.
Satellite absentee voting stations shall be established throughout the cities and county at the direction of the commissioner or upon receipt of a petition signed by not less than one hundred eligible electors requesting that a satellite absentee voting station be established at a location to be described on the petition. A petition requesting a satellite absentee voting station must be filed no later than five p.m. on the eleventh day before the election. A satellite absentee voting station established by petition must be open at least one day from eight a.m. until five p.m. A satellite absentee voting station established at the direction of the commissioner or by petition may remain open until five p.m. on the day before the election.
[SS15, § 1137-e; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 937; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 53.11]
84 Acts, ch 1291, § 13; 91 Acts, ch 129, §19; 93 Acts, ch 143, § 32; 94 Acts, ch 1169, §65
Referred to in § 49.63, 53.7, 53.8, 53.22, 53.42, 53.49
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