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Title 17 : Elections


Subchapter 007 : PROCESS OF VOTING

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2568)
  • § 2568. Spoiled and unused ballots

    A person shall not take or remove a ballot from the polling place before the close of the polls. If a voter spoils a ballot, he or she may obtain others, one at a time, not exceeding three in all, upon each time returning the spoiled one. If a person fails to use a ballot, he or she shall deliver it to the presiding officer before going outside the guardrail. Spoiled and unused ballots shall be immediately canceled and, together with those originally delivered to the presiding officer which remain undistributed to the voters, shall be preserved and returned to the town clerks, in the same manner provided for in section 2590 of this title, and the clerk shall preserve them in such condition, unless called for by some authority entitled to demand and receive them. After 90 days from the date the election is held, they may be destroyed or distributed by the town clerk for educational purposes or for any other purpose the town clerk deems appropriate. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)