49.21  Polling places--accessibility--directional signs.

It is the responsibility of the commissioner to designate a polling place for each precinct in the county.

Upon the application of the commissioner, the authority which has control of any buildings or grounds supported by taxation under the laws of this state shall make available the necessary space therein for the purpose of holding elections, without charge for the use thereof.

Except as otherwise provided by law, the polling place in each precinct in the state shall be located in a central location if a building is available. However, first consideration shall be given to the use of public buildings supported by taxation.

In the selection of polling places, preference shall also be given to the use of buildings accessible to persons who are elderly and persons with disabilities.

On the day of an election, the commissioner shall post a sign stating "vote here" at the entrance to each driveway leading to the building where a polling place is located. The sign must be visible from the street or highway fronting the driveway, but shall not encroach upon the right-of-way of such street or highway.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 222, 245; R60, § 444, 480; C73, § 391, 603; C97, § 566, 1113, 2755; S13, § 2755; C24, 27, § 739, 4205; C31, 35, § 739, 4216-c7; C39, § 739, 4216.07; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 49.21, 277.7; C75, 77, 79, 81, S81, § 49.21; 81 Acts, ch 34, § 26]

Section History: Recent form

  96 Acts, ch 1129, §15; 2000 Acts, ch 1039, §1

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