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Section: Words and terms defined.
19:47-1. As used in this subtitle: "Ballot", except when reference is made to irregular ballots, means that portion of the ballot containing the name of the candidate and the designation of the party by which he was nominated, or a statement of a proposed constitutional amendment, or other question or proposition with the word "yes" for voting for any question or proposition, and the word "no" for voting against any question. "Question" includes any constitutional amendment, proposition or other question submitted to the voters at any election. "Official ballot" means the material displaying the names of the candidates nominated and a statement of the questions submitted. "Irregular ballot" means a vote cast, by or on a special device, for a person whose name does not appear on the ballots. "Voting machine custodian" means the person who shall have charge of preparing and arranging the voting machine for elections. "Protective counter" means a separate counter built into the voting machine which cannot be reset, which records the total number of votes cast. The list of candidates used or to be used on the front of the voting machine for an election district in which the voting machine is used pursuant to law shall be deemed official ballots under this subtitle. Amended 2004, c.88, s.13.
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