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Title 17: Elections


Sub-Chapter 08: Count And Return Of Votes

17 V.S.A. § 2583. Official checklist to be tallied

§ 2583. Official checklist to be tallied

(a) The presiding officer, as soon after the closing of the polls as possible, shall cause both certified checklists to be examined and the number of voters checked as having voted to be tallied. Both tallies shall be recorded by the presiding officer. The presiding officer shall prepare a statement listing any discrepancies between the checklists, including the names involved and other details relating to the discrepancies. Each checklist shall be identified as either the "entrance" or "exit" checklist, and the exit checklist, together with a statement of discrepancies, shall be sealed and stored with the ballots and tally sheets as provided in section 2590 of this title. The entrance checklist shall be safely stored so that the public cannot have access to it for a period of 90 days except under the direct supervision of the town clerk.

(b) If in the case of voting machines an exit checklist is not used, as provided by section 2496 of this title, read-out sheets and other machine materials which are used to provide equivalent security shall be sealed and stored with the ballots and tally sheets. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 82; 1985, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2003, No. 59, § 37.)