(1) The designated election official, at least twenty days before each local government
election, shall give written notice of the election stating the date of the election
and the location and hours during which the polls will be open; the date ballots
have or may be mailed if the election is conducted by mail ballot; mail ballot drop-off
locations; names of the officers to be elected and any ballot issues and ballot questions
to be voted upon; and the names of those candidates whose nominations have been certified
to the designated election official, which listing must be as nearly as possible in
the form in which such nominations will appear upon the official ballot. For an independent mail ballot election, the notice does not need to include the
text of the ballot issues or ballot questions. A copy of the notice must be posted until after the election in a conspicuous place
in the office of the designated election official. A copy of the notice must be mailed or sent via electronic mail to the county clerk
(2)(a) In addition, the notice required by this section must be published in at least
one newspaper having general circulation in the local government on or before the
twentieth day before election day.
(b) On or before the twentieth day before the election, a special district must effect
publication of the notice as provided in section 1-13.5-1102.
(3) All polling places must be designated by a sign conspicuously posted at least
twenty days before each local government election. The sign must be substantially in the following form: “Polling Place for (name
of local government)”. In addition, the sign must state the date of the next election and the hours the
polling place will be open.
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