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Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska <br />Introduced by: Borough Clerk <br />Requested by: Borough Clerk <br />Drafted by: Borough Clerk <br />Introduced: 07/01/2004 <br />Public Hearing: 07/15/2004 <br />Adopted: 07/15/2004 <br />KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH <br />ORDINANCE NO. 2004 -13 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH ASSEMBLY <br />AMENDING KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH CODE OF ORDINANCES <br />TITLE 7 ELECTIONS <br />CHAPTER 7.40 CANVASSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RETURNS <br />SECTION 7.40.010 CANVASS OF RETURNS <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska State Legislature amended Alaska Statutes 15.20.207 regarding ballot <br />review; and <br />WHEREAS, the amendment deleted a section requiring that a questioned ballot may not be <br />counted if an official or the witnesses authorized by law to attest the voter's certificate fail to execute <br />the certificate; and <br />WHEREAS, the Borough Code is amended to reflect language to allow the ballots to be counted; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Borough Code is amended to include special needs ballots in the Canvass of <br />returns; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE KODIAK ISLAND <br />BOROUGH THAT: <br />Section 1: This ordinance is of a general and permanent nature and shall become a part of the <br />Kodiak Island Borough Code of Ordinances. <br />Section 2: Title 7, Chapter 7.40, Section 7.40.010 is hereby amended as follows: <br />7.40.010 Canvass of returns. <br />A. Before each election, the assembly shall appoint at least three (3) qualified voters, who <br />shall constitute the election canvass board for that election. All members of the election canvass <br />board, before entering upon their duties, must subscribe to the oath required of all public officers <br />by the constitution of the state in the manner prescribed by the clerk. <br />B. On the day following each election, or as soon as is practicable, the election canvass board <br />shall meet in public session and canvass all election returns. The canvass may be postponed for <br />cause from day to day, but there shall be no more than three (3) such postponements. In full view <br />of those present, the election canvass board shall judge the applicability of absentee, and <br />questioned, and special needs shall open and tally those accepted and shall compile the total votes <br />cast in the election. The canvass o f the ballot vote <br />canvass of �.,� �a „ter vutc ulunted by precinct election boards shall be <br />accomplished by reviewing the tallies of the recorded vote to check for mathematical error by <br />comparing totals with the precinct's certificate of results. All obvious errors found by the election <br />canvass board in the transfer of totals from the precinct tally sheets to the precinct certificate of <br />returns shall be corrected in the canvass board certificate of election returns and reported to the <br />assembly as having been corrected. If in the opinion of the canvass board a mistake has been <br />made in precinct returns which is not clearly an error in the transfer of results from the tallies to <br />the certificate of results, the canvass board may recommend to the governing body that a recount <br />of that precinct's results be made for that portion of the returns in question. <br />Ordinance No. 2004 -13 <br />Page 1 of 2 <br />