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Chapter 115

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  115.053.  Election authority deputies — bipartisan requirement — duties, compensation. — 1.  Each election authority may appoint such even number of additional deputies as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection 3 of this section.  One-half of the deputies shall be members of one major political party, and one-half of the deputies shall be members of the other major political party.

  2.  Each deputy appointed under the provisions of this section shall be a registered voter of the jurisdiction for which he is appointed.  No such deputy shall be a candidate for any office in an election at which he serves or a relative within the third degree, by consanguinity or affinity, to any person whose name appears on the ballot in an election at which he serves.

  3.  At the direction of the election authority, such deputies may investigate the facts and conditions relating to the residence and voting rights of any person.  Upon direction by the election authority, such deputies may attend and be present at any polling place, witness and report to the election authority any failure of duty, fraud or irregularity, instruct election judges, supervise voting procedures and perform any other lawful function prescribed by the election authority.

  4.  The deputies shall be paid an amount determined by the election authority, subject to approval of the legislative body or bodies responsible for providing the salaries of other election authority employees and payable from the same source as the salary of the election authority.

  5.  Deputies shall serve for such time as the election authority determines and may be dismissed summarily by the election authority.  At no time, however, shall more deputies from one major political party serve than deputies from the other major political party.


(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 2.090)

Effective 1-01-78

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