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25-4602.Optical scanning equipment; bonds for purchase or lease; authorization by county officers; abandonment of system. (a) The board of county commissioners and the county election officer of any county may provide for use of a system using optical scanning equipment to be used in the county at national, state, county, township, city and school primary and general elections and in question submitted elections.

(b) The board of county commissioners of any county in which the board and county election officer have determined that a system using optical scanning equipment shall be used may issue bonds, without an election, to finance and pay for purchase, lease or rental of such a system and optical scanning equipment.

(c) The board of county commissioners and the county election officer of any county may adopt, experiment with or abandon any system using optical scanning equipment authorized under this act and approved by the secretary of state for use in the state and may use such a system in all or any part of the voting areas within the county or in combination with an electronic or electromechanical voting system or with regular paper ballots. Whenever the secretary of state rescinds approval of any such system or optical scanning equipment, the board of county commissioners and the county election officer shall abandon such system until changes therein required by the secretary of state have been made, or if the secretary of state advises that acceptable changes cannot be made therein, such abandonment shall be permanent.

History: L. 1982, ch. 158, § 2; L. 2007, ch. 125, § 25; July 1.



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