Each participating political party or issue committee whose candidate or issue is
on the ballot, and each unaffiliated and write-in candidate whose name is on the ballot
for a general or congressional vacancy election, is entitled to have no more than
one watcher at any one time in each voter service and polling center in the county
and at each place where votes are counted in accordance with this article. The chairperson of the county central committee of each major political party, the
county chairperson or other authorized official of each minor political party, the
issue committee, or the write-in or unaffiliated candidate shall certify the names
of one or more persons selected as watchers on forms provided by the county clerk
and recorder and submit the names of the persons selected as watchers to the county
clerk and recorder. To the extent possible, the chairperson, authorized official, issue committee, or
candidate shall submit the names by the close of business on the Friday immediately
preceding the election. The watchers shall surrender the certificates to the election judges at the time
they enter the voter service and polling center and are sworn by the judges. This section does not prevent party candidates or county party officers from visiting
voter service and polling centers or drop-off locations to observe the progress of
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