Chapter 18.37
ALTERNATE VOTING PROCESS

Sections:

18.37.010    Ballot shortage.

18.37.020    Voting process.

18.37.030    Counting ballots.

18.37.040    Alternate voting process report.

18.37.010 Ballot shortage.

Under no circumstance shall a precinct close due to ballot shortage. The precinct chair shall monitor the ballot supply throughout the day and shall apprise the clerk of the amount of available ballots. (Ord. 12-009 § 15, 2012)

18.37.020 Voting process.

A. If a precinct runs out of ballots, the clerk shall institute the alternate voting and issue alternate ballots as necessary.

B. Voters on the Precinct Register. Voters whose names appear on the precinct register shall sign the precinct register and be given an alternate ballot.

1. The election official shall mark the precinct register in a manner designated by the clerk.

2. The voter shall vote the alternate ballot and shall place the ballot in the ballot box provided by the clerk.

C. Questioned Voters. If a voter is not on the precinct register or his or her ability to vote is in question, the voter shall vote an alternate questioned ballot.

1. The election official shall mark the questioned voter register in a manner designated by the clerk.

2. The voter shall be given an alternate ballot and shall vote the ballot as designated in PMC 18.27.050.

D. Special Needs Voters. A representative requesting a special needs ballot shall be given an alternate ballot and shall complete the process as designated in PMC 18.27.060. (Ord. 12-009 § 15, 2012)

18.37.030 Counting ballots.

The method for counting ballots used in the alternate voting process shall be by hand count on election night, by the precinct election officials as designated in Chapter 18.35 PMC.

A. Ballots cast by the voters on the precinct register shall be tabulated as designated in PMC 18.35.012.

B. Ballots cast by voters voting an alternate questioned ballot shall be tabulated by the canvass board as designated in PMC 18.35.090.

C. Ballots cast by voters voting an alternate special needs ballot shall be tabulated by the canvass board as designated in PMC 18.35.095. (Ord. 12-009 § 15, 2012)

18.37.040 Alternate voting process report.

The election board shall account for all ballots by completing a ballot report, in the manner prescribed by the clerk, containing the total number of alternate ballots voted, total number of unused alternate ballots, alternate spoiled ballots, alternate questioned, and alternate special needs ballots. (Ord. 12-009 § 15, 2012)