31 KAR 4:120. Additional and emergency precinct officers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/031/004/120.htm
Published: 2015

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      31 KAR 4:120. Additional

and emergency precinct officers.

 

      RELATES

TO: KRS 117.015, 117.045

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 117.015(1)(a), 117.045(6)

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 117.015(1)(a) authorizes the State Board of

Elections to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to implement the

provisions of KRS Chapter 117. KRS 117.045(6) requires the State Board of

Elections to promulgate an administrative regulation establishing conditions

under which additional precinct officers may be approved. This administrative

regulation establishes the conditions under which additional precinct officers

may be approved, and establishes the form of the list of emergency election

officer appointments required by KRS 117.045(5).

 

      Section

1. Request to Appoint Additional Precinct Officers. A county board of elections

seeking permission to appoint additional precinct officers, pursuant to KRS

117.045(6), shall file with the State Board of Elections SBE 23, Additional

Precinct Officer Request, that contains the following information:

      (1)

The precinct number of each precinct for which approval of additional officers is

sought;

      (2)

For each designated precinct, the reasons additional precinct officers are

necessary;

      (3)

For each designated precinct, whether one (1) or two (2) additional precinct

officers are requested; and

      (4)

The election for which approval is sought, designating whether the election is

a primary, general, or special election.

 

      Section

2. Approval of Request. (1) The State Board of Elections may approve a request

to appoint additional precinct officers if the request sets forth a reasonable

explanation why voting may not be conducted safely and expediently unless additional

precinct officers are appointed.

 

      (2)

Approval of a request to appoint additional precinct officers shall be granted

for one (1) election only.

      (3)

Approval of a request to appoint additional precinct officers may authorize a

county board of elections to appoint one (1) or two (2) additional precinct

officers.

      (4)

If a county board of elections requests and is approved to appoint two (2)

additional precinct officers:

      (a)

The two (2) additional precinct officers shall not be of the same political

party; and

      (b)

If it appears from the list of precinct officers submitted to the State Board

of Elections pursuant to KRS 117.045(8) that the two (2) additional precinct

officers are of the same political party, then the State Board of Elections shall

revoke its approval of the request to appoint additional precinct officers and

the appointments shall be invalid.

 

      Section

3. Duties of Additional Precinct Officers. The duties of additional precinct

officers shall be prescribed by the county board of elections.

 

      Section

4. Request to Appoint Emergency Precinct Officers. A county board of elections

seeking permission to appoint emergency precinct officers pursuant to KRS

117.045(5) shall file with the State Board of Elections SBE 24, Emergency

Precinct Officer Request, which contains the following information:

      (1)

The precinct number of each precinct for which approval of additional officers

is sought;

      (2)

The name of the officer requested, the registered party of the officer, and the

party the officer will be serving as for the specified election;

      (3)

The election for which approval is sought, designating whether the election is

a primary, general, or special election; and

      (4)

A description of the efforts made to acquire precinct officers in the party, democrat

or republican, which did not have enough workers as required by KRS 117.045(5).

 

      Section

5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by

reference:

      (a)

"Additional Precinct Officer Request", SBE 23, January 2015 edition;

and

      (b)

"Emergency Precinct Officer Request", SBE 24, August 2007 edition.

      (2)

This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable

copyright law, at the State Board of Elections, 140 Walnut Street, Frankfort,

Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (25 Ky.R. 1260; eff.

1-19-1999; 34 Ky.R. 826; 1388; eff. 1-4-2008; 41 Ky.R. 2285; 42 Ky.R. 271; eff.

9-4-2015.)