53.19  Listing absentee ballots.

The commissioner shall maintain a list of the absentee ballots provided to registered voters, the serial number appearing on the unsealed envelope, the date the application for the absentee ballot was received, and the date the absentee ballot was sent to the registered voter requesting the absentee ballot.

The commissioner shall provide each precinct election board with a list of all registered voters from that precinct who have received an absentee ballot. The precinct officials shall immediately designate on the election register those registered voters who have received an absentee ballot and are not entitled to vote in person at the polls.

However, any registered voter who has received an absentee ballot and not returned it, may surrender the absentee ballot to the precinct officials and vote in person at the polls. The precinct officials shall mark the uncast absentee ballot "void" and return it to the commissioner. Any registered voter who has been sent an absentee ballot by mail but for any reason has not received it may appear at the voter's precinct polling place on election day and sign an affidavit to that effect, after which the voter shall be permitted to vote in person. Such voter shall cast a ballot in accordance with section 49.81. The form of the affidavit for use in such cases shall be prescribed by the state commissioner.

Section History: Early form

  [C71, § 53.4; C73, § 53.2; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 53.19]

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1169, §64; 97 Acts, ch 170, §72; 98 Acts, ch 1123, § 11

Internal References

  Referred to in § 49.72, 49.77, 53.49

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