49.68  State commissioner to furnish instructions.

The state commissioner with the approval of the attorney general shall prepare, and from time to time revise, written instructions to the voters relative to voting, and shall furnish each commissioner with copies of the instructions. Such instructions shall cover the following matters:

1.  The manner of obtaining ballots.

2.  The manner of marking ballots.

3.  That unmarked or improperly marked ballots will not be counted.

4.  The method of gaining assistance in marking ballots.

5.  That any erasures or identification marks, or otherwise spoiling or defacing a ballot, will render it invalid.

6.  Not to vote a spoiled or defaced ballot.

7.  How to obtain a new ballot in place of a spoiled or defaced one.

8.  Any other matters thought necessary.

Section History: Early form

  [C97, § 1111; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 786, 787; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 49.68, 49.69; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 49.68; 81 Acts, ch 34, § 29]

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