52.20  Injury to machine.

No voter, or other person, shall deface or injure the voting machine or the ballot thereon. It shall be the duty of the precinct election officials to enforce the provisions of this section. During the entire period of an election, at least one of their number, designated by them from time to time, shall be stationed beside the entrance to the booth and shall see that it is properly closed after a voter has entered it to vote. The official shall also, at such intervals as the official may deem proper or necessary, examine the face of the machine to ascertain whether it has been defaced or injured, to detect the wrongdoer, and to repair any injury.

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  [S13, § 1137-a23; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 922; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 52.20]

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