The secretary of state shall thoroughly investigate, when the matter comes to the
secretary of state's attention, any of the following:
1. Any error or omission which has occurred or is about to occur in the placing of
any name on an official election ballot.
2. Any error which has been or is about to be committed in printing the ballot.
3. Any wrongful act which has been or is about to be done by any judge or election
clerk, county auditor, canvassing board, a canvassing board member, or any other person
charged with any duty concerning the election.
4. Any neglect of duty which has occurred or is about to occur.
If required, the secretary of state shall order the officer or person charged with
such error, wrong, or neglect to correct the error, desist from the wrongful act,
or perform any required duty. The secretary of state may call upon any county auditor for aid in investigation
and correction of the problem. The secretary of state shall cause any person who violates the secretary of state's
order to be prosecuted, if the violation constitutes an offense pursuant to this chapter. If the administrative remedies fail to correct the problem, or if the secretary
of state refuses to act, any person may petition the supreme court, or the district
court of the relevant county where the election of a county officer is involved, for
an order compelling the correction of the error, wrong, neglect, or act.
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