1. No later than twenty days following a general election, the commissioner shall
place on file in the commissioner's office a certification that the county met the
following requirements at the general election:
a. The testing of voting equipment was performed, as required under section 52.35.
b. The election personnel training course was conducted, as required under section 49.124.
c. Polling places met accessibility standards, as required under section 49.21.
d. The schedule of required publications was adhered to, as required under section 49.53.
e. The commissioner has complied with administrative rules adopted by the state commissioner
under chapter 52, including having a written voting system security plan.
2. a. If the county is required to conduct an audit under section 50.51, the commissioner shall include a copy of the results with the certification required
under this section.
b. If a county is not required to conduct an audit under section 50.51, the commissioner shall include a copy of the certification required under this section
along with the election canvass summary report required under section 50.30A.
3. The commissioner shall file a copy of a certification or report under this section
with the state commissioner.
4. The commissioner shall promptly notify the state commissioner of each suspected
incidence of election misconduct that the commissioner has referred to other agencies
or law enforcement for investigation.
5. The state commissioner shall prescribe a form for use by the county commissioners.
6. The commissioner shall place on file in the commissioner's office a report, and
shall file a copy of the report with the state commissioner, regarding absentee ballot
tracking and counting no later than December 1 following each general election. The report shall be in a form prescribed by the state commissioner.
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