Title 21, Chapter 2, Section 485
As soon as the polls are closed and the last elector has voted in
precincts in which optical scanners are used, the poll officers
(1) For central count optical scan ballots:
(A) Seal the ballot box and deliver the ballot box to the
tabulating center, as designated by the superintendent; and
(B)(i) Examine the ballots and separate those ballots
containing write-in votes.
(ii) Record in ink the designation of the polling place and a
serial number on all write-in ballots, starting with the
number one, and place the same number on the ballot voted by
the same elector, so that write-in ballots may be identified
with the corresponding ballots.
(iii) After the write-in ballots have been so marked, place
the write-in ballots in an envelope marked "Write-in Ballots"
and designate the polling place and the number of write-in
ballots contained therein on such envelope, which shall be
sealed and signed by the managers and placed in the ballot
container with the other ballots.
(iv) Place any ballot that is so torn, bent, or mutilated that
it may not be counted by the tabulating machine in an envelope
marked "Defective Ballots" and place the envelope in the
container with other ballots; and
(2) For precinct count optical scan ballots:
(A) Feed ballots from the auxiliary compartment of the ballot
box, if any, through the tabulator; and
(B) After all ballots have been fed through the tabulator the
poll officer shall cause the tabulator to print out a tape with
the total votes cast in each election.