08 ncac 10b .0106          ELECTION SUPPLIES RETURN

(a)  After an election or primary, all election supplies shall be immediately taken to the county board of elections office.  (b)  Election materials and supplies, used or unused, shall not remain in the custody of the Chief Judge, Judges, or any other person in unsecured locations overnight.  However, if it is not possible for a county board of elections to have all precincts return materials and supplies on the night of the election, the county board of elections must submit a security plan to the Executive Director of the State Board of Elections 30 days prior to the election.  The Executive Director will provide either approval or required modifications to the plan in writing no later than 15 days prior to the election. The board of elections shall have an emergency backup plan that will enable board of elections employees or other authorized persons to retrieve the items from the custody of the Chief Judge and Judges and transport them to the board of elections office. A county board must have an alternative security plan approved by the Executive Director in order to use it.  

(c)  All materials shall be transported with a "chain of custody" form that includes the signatures and times in which the supplies are in the custody of each official.  All supplies, once received at the board of elections, will be verified and signed for by a board of elections representative.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-22; 163-166.10;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2002;

Eff. August 1, 2004.