31 KAR 4:110.
Approval of establishment of precinct containing less than 350 registered
RELATES TO: KRS
AND CONFORMITY: The State Board of Elections shall not remit to a county the
expenses of an election for any precinct containing less than 350 registered
voters unless the county has received prior approval from the State Board of
Elections. This administrative regulation is necessary to set forth under what
circumstances the State Board of Elections shall grant approval for a precinct
containing less than 350 registered voters.
Section 1. The State
Board of Elections shall approve the establishment of a precinct containing
less than 350 registered voters by a county board of elections if the county
board submits to the state board a written request for approval that
demonstrates either of the following:
(1) That combining
the subject precinct with an adjoining precinct will create an undue hardship
on the voters of the subject precinct because of geographic impediments in the
subject precinct or the distance from the polling place in the subject precinct
to the closest polling place in an adjoining precinct; or
(2) That combining
the subject precinct with an adjoining precinct would create an undue hardship
on the voters of the precinct because fifty (50) percent or more of the voters
in the subject precinct are physically disabled or elderly.
Section 2. A written
request for approval under Section 1 of this administrative regulation shall be
accompanied by supportive evidence which may include a map illustrating the
difficulty of combining the subject precinct with an adjoining precinct due to
geographic impediments or distance.
Section 3. Nothing
in this administrative regulation shall impair or affect the requirement that
the county board of elections establish precincts so that no boundary of a
precinct crosses a boundary set forth in KRS 117.055(1). (21 Ky.R. 3087; Am. 22
Ky.R. 274; eff. 7-26-95.)