Title 21, Chapter 2, Section 470
(a) In precincts in which vote recorders are used, the procedure for
an elector to obtain a ballot card, to record his or her vote
thereon, and to deposit his or her ballot card in the ballot box
shall conform to the procedure prescribed in this chapter for paper
ballots insofar as practicable.
(b) If an elector shall ask for instructions concerning the manner
of voting, a poll officer may give him or her such instructions, but
no person giving an elector such instructions shall in any manner
request, suggest, or seek to persuade or induce any such elector to
vote any particular ticket or for any particular candidate or for or
against any particular question. After giving such instructions and
before the elector closes the booth or votes, the poll officer shall
retire and the elector shall immediately vote.
(c) If an elector spoils or defaces a ballot card or write-in
ballot, he or she shall return it to the managers and receive
another. A manager shall immediately cancel the spoiled ballot by
writing the word "spoiled" across said ballot and shall place it in
the container for spoiled ballots.
(d) After marking the ballot card, the elector shall then leave the
compartment and exhibit his or her ballot card number strip to a
poll officer. The elector, unless his or her vote is challenged,
shall remove the number strip in the presence of a poll officer
before depositing the ballot card in the ballot box. If the vote is
challenged, then the ballot card with the number strip attached
shall be placed in an envelope marked "challenged," provided for
(e) The poll officers shall inspect the face of the vote recorder
and the ballot labels at least once every hour during the time when
the polls are open to determine that the recorder and the ballot
labels have not been damaged or tampered with.
(f) The number strip shall either be deposited in the stub box or
placed upon a spindle file maintained by the poll officer for such
purpose, and the number strips shall be retained with the ballots
and other stubs.
(g) The superintendent shall have at least one voting booth in each
precinct modified or shall make paper ballots available for disabled
electors who, due to their disability, are unable to vote on a vote
recorder in a regular voting booth. Absentee ballots may be used
for this purpose. The superintendent shall provide sufficient
accommodations to permit such a disabled elector to vote in private.
(h) If any vote recorder becomes damaged so as to render it
inoperative in whole or in part, the chief manager shall promptly
notify the superintendent or custodian, who shall have such vote
recorder repaired or replaced.