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206.81 Electronic voting systems; experimental use.

(a) The secretary of state may license an electronic voting system for experimental use at an election prior to its approval for general use.

(b) The secretary of state must license one or more touch-sensitive direct recording electronic voting systems for experimental use at an election before their approval for general use and may impose restrictions on their use. At least one voting system licensed under this paragraph must permit sighted persons to vote and at least one system must permit a blind or visually impaired voter to cast a ballot independently and privately.

(c) Experimental use must be observed by the secretary of state or the secretary's designee and the results observed must be considered at any subsequent proceedings for approval for general use.

(d) The secretary of state may adopt rules consistent with sections 206.55 to 206.90 relating to experimental use. The extent of experimental use must be determined by the secretary of state.

HIST: 1984 c 447 s 23; 1986 c 444; 1997 c 147 s 63; 1Sp2001 c 10 art 18 s 38