Bill Summaries: H816 POLL OBSERVERS.

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  • Summary date: Apr 21 2023 - View Summary

    Amends GS 163-166.5 (Procedures at voting place before voting begins) to require the State Board of Elections to adopt rules regarding the setup of a voting place before voting begins (was promulgate rules for precinct officials to set up the voting place before voting begins), including specified criteria. Requires the rules to permit observers under GS 163-45 to witness, but not participate in, the setup of the voting place prior to voters entering. Requires county boards of elections and precinct officials to adhere to the rules adopted under the section. 

    Amends GS 163-234(2) to add a requirement that the results of an election count and the documents associated with that count are public record and are available for inspection under GS Chapter 132 after a county board of elections announces the result of a count.