Alaska Statutes Title 15. Elections § 15.20.201. Time of district absentee ballot counting review

(a) No less than seven days preceding the day of election, the election supervisor, in the presence and with the assistance of the district absentee ballot counting board, shall review all voter certificates of absentee ballots received by that date.  The review of absentee ballots shall continue at times designated by the election supervisor until completed.

(b) Counting of absentee ballots that have been reviewed shall begin at 8:00 p.m., local time, on the day of the election at places designated by each election supervisor and shall continue until all absentee ballots reviewed and eligible for counting have been counted.  The counting teams shall report the count of absentee ballots to the district absentee ballot counting board.  An election supervisor or an election official may not count absentee ballots before 8:00 p.m., local time, on the day of the election.  Counting of the absentee ballots shall continue at times designated by the election supervisor until all absentee ballots are counted.

(c) Not later than the 15th day following the day of the election, the district absentee ballot counting board shall certify the absentee ballot review.

(d) Absentee ballots received in the office of an election supervisor after the completion of the district absentee ballot counting review shall be forwarded immediately to the director by the most expeditious service.


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