(1) The Department of State may, at any time it deems fit; upon the petition of 5
percent of the registered electors; or upon the petition of any candidate, county
executive committee chair, state committeeman or committeewoman, or state executive
committee chair, appoint one or more deputies whose duties shall be to observe and
examine the registration and election processes and the condition, custody, and operation
of voting systems and equipment in any county or municipality. The deputy shall have access to all registration books and records as well as any
other records or procedures relating to the voting process. The deputy may supervise preparation of the voting equipment and procedures for
election, and it shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct the deputy in the performance
of his or her duty. The deputy shall file with the Department of State a report of his or her findings
and observations of the registration and election processes in the county or municipality,
and a copy of the report shall also be filed with the clerk of the circuit court of
said county. The compensation of such deputies shall be fixed by the Department of State; and
costs incurred under this section shall be paid from the annual operating appropriation
made to the Department of State.
(2) Upon the written direction of the Secretary of State, any employee of the Department
of State having expertise in the matter of concern to the Secretary of State shall
have full access to all premises, records, equipment, and staff of the supervisor
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.