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Subchapter 1
Voting Accessibility
44.3.101 INTRODUCTION, SCOPE, AND INTENT access file 4/13/2012
44.3.102 ROLE OF SECRETARY OF STATE access file 6/27/2008
44.3.103 DEFINITIONS REP 4/13/2012
44.3.104 GUIDELINES FOR POLLING PLACE ACCESSIBILITY access file 5/28/2010
44.3.105 SURVEY PROCEDURE TO DETERMINE ACCESSIBILITY access file 6/25/2010
44.3.106 EXEMPTION PROCEDURE access file 6/25/2010
44.3.107 EMERGENCY EXEMPTION access file 6/27/2008
44.3.108 POLLING PLACE DESIGNATION access file 6/27/2008
44.3.109 VOTING ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE access file 6/27/2008
44.3.110 ALTERNATIVE MEANS FOR CASTING BALLOT access file 6/27/2008
44.3.111 THE ELDERLY ELECTOR access file 3/28/1986
44.3.112 THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED access file 3/28/1986
44.3.113 TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED access file 6/27/2008
44.3.114 COMPLAINTS access file 10/27/2006
44.3.115 CRITERIA AND PROCESS FOR A PERSON TO BECOME A DESIGNATED AGENT FOR AN ELECTOR WITH A DISABILITY access file 10/27/2006
Subchapter 10
Primary Elections and Nominations
44.3.1001 NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED FOR PETITIONS FOR NOMINATION IN CERTAIN INSTANCES REP 12/20/1996
Subchapter 11
Statewide Voter Registration System
44.3.1101 SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR STATEWIDE VOTER DATABASE LISTS AND EXTRACTS access file 9/6/2013
44.3.1102 STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM access file 9/6/2013
Subchapter 13
Voter Information Pamphlet
44.3.1301 SUBMISSION OF VOTER INFORMATION PAMPHLET ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTALS access file 12/24/1993
44.3.1302 DEFINITIONS access file 12/24/1993
44.3.1303 FORMAT OF VOTER INFORMATION PAMPHLET ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTALS access file 6/27/2008
Subchapter 14
Absentee Ballots
44.3.1401 REQUIRED MARKINGS REP 1/16/2004
Rule 44.3.1402 reserved
44.3.1403 FACSIMILE REQUESTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS TRANS 9/6/2013
Subchapter 15
Facsimile Voting for Electors of the United States Service
44.3.1501 FACSIMILE MACHINE ACCESS REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1502 HANDLING OF FACSIMILE BALLOTS REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1503 BALLOT TRANSMISSION REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1504 RECEIVING BALLOTS REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1505 BALLOT LOG REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1506 ELECTOR AFFIRMATION REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1507 BALLOT ACCEPTANCE REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1508 TRANSCRIPTION OF BALLOTS REP 1/16/2004
44.3.1509 ELECTION JUDGES AND BALLOT SECRECY REP 1/16/2004
Subchapter 17
Voting Machines and Devices and Postelection Audit of Voting Machines
44.3.1701 EXAMINATION OF VOTING MACHINES AND DEVICES access file 4/13/2012
44.3.1702 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION access file 12/28/1979
44.3.1703 CRITERIA OF CONSTRUCTION access file 4/13/2012
44.3.1704 CRITERIA OF EXAMINATION access file 6/25/2010
44.3.1705 COSTS OF EXAMINATION REP 12/20/1996
44.3.1706 NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANT access file 6/25/2010
44.3.1707 APPEAL FROM DISAPPROVAL access file 6/25/2010
44.3.1708 WAIVER OF CONDITIONS access file 12/20/1996
44.3.1709 EXPERIMENTAL USE OF VOTING MACHINES OR DEVICES REP 12/20/1996
44.3.1710 EXTENSION OF PREVIOUS APPROVAL OF VOTING MACHINES OR DEVICES access file 6/25/2010
44.3.1711 BENCHMARK PERFORMANCE STANDARD FOR VOTING SYSTEMS PRIOR TO CERTIFICATION access file 10/27/2006
44.3.1712 PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION OF VOTING SYSTEMS PRIOR TO ELECTION access file 6/27/2008
44.3.1713 UNIFORM PROCEDURES FOR USING VOTING SYSTEMS access file 6/25/2010
44.3.1714 HANDLING VOTING MACHINE ERROR DURING COUNT access file 4/13/2012
44.3.1715 METHOD OF CORRECTION OF BALLOT TRANS 9/6/2013
44.3.1716 REJECTED BALLOTS TRANS 9/6/2013
44.3.1717 SEALING BALLOTS AND VOTING SYSTEMS access file 6/25/2010
44.3.1718 DEFINITIONS access file 4/16/2010
44.3.1719 SELECTION PROCESS FOR RANDOM-SAMPLE AUDIT access file 4/16/2010
44.3.1720 REPORTING PROCESS FOR RANDOM-SAMPLE AUDIT access file 4/13/2012
Rules 44.3.1721 through 44.3.1729 reserved
44.3.1730 USE OF VOTING MACHINES AND DEVICES REP 12/20/1996
44.3.1731 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF IES (SHOUP) VOTING MACHINES - BEFORE THE POLLS OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1732 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF IES (SHOUP) VOTING MACHINES - WHILE THE POLLS ARE OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1733 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF IES (SHOUP) VOTING MACHINES - AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1734 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF AVM (AUTOMATIC VOTING MACHINES) - BEFORE THE POLLS OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1735 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF AVM VOTING MACHINES - WHILE THE POLLS ARE OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1736 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF AVM VOTING MACHINES - AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1737 DEFINITIONS - COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS VOTOMATIC (CES) REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1737A PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS VOTOMATIC - (CES) PRIMARY ELECTION REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1738 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS VOTOMATIC - (CES) - BEFORE THE POLLS OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1739 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS VOTOMATIC - (CES) - WHILE THE POLLS ARE OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1740 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS VOTOMATIC - (CES) - AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1741 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER FOR TABULATION OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS - VOTOMATIC (CES) BALLOTS REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1742 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND BOARD DUTIES - OBSERVATION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1743 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - RECEIVING BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1744 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - INSPECTION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1745 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - DUPLICATION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1746 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - WRITE-IN TALLY BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1747 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - BALLOT TABULATION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1748 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - BALLOT SEALING BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1749 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - ELECTION RESULTS BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1750 CENTRAL COUNTING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - CLOSING OF COUNTING CENTER REP 10/27/2006
Rules 44.3.1751 through 44.3.1759 reserved
44.3.1760 DEFINITIONS - AMERICAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AIS-315) REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1761 BALLOT PREPARATIONS - AMERICAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AIS-315) REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1762 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF AMERICAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AIS-315) - CENTRAL TABULATING SYSTEM - BEFORE THE POLLS OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1763 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF AMERICAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AIS-315) - CENTRAL TABULATING SYSTEM - WHILE THE POLLS ARE OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1764 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF AMERICAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AIS-315) - CENTRAL TABULATING SYSTEM - AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1765 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1766 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND BOARD DUTIES - OBSERVATION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1767 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - RECEIVING BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1768 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURE AND DUTIES - STAGING BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1769 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - BALLOT TABULATION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1770 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - DUPLICATION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1771 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - RESOLUTION BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1772 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - WRITE-IN TALLY BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1773 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - BALLOT SEALING BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1774 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - ELECTION RESULTS BOARD REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1775 CENTRAL TABULATING CENTER PROCEDURES AND DUTIES - CLOSING OF TABULATING CENTER REP 10/27/2006
Rules 44.3.1776 through 44.3.1780 reserved
44.3.1781 USE AND SCOPE - COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEM OPTECH I REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1782 DEFINITIONS - COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS OPTECH I REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1783 BALLOT PREPARATION - COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS - OPTECH I REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1784 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS OPTECH I - ACCURACY TESTING AND CERTIFICATION REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1785 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS OPTECH I - BEFORE THE POLLS OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1786 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS OPTECH I - WHILE THE POLLS ARE OPEN REP 10/27/2006
44.3.1787 PROCEDURES FOR USE OF COMPUTER ELECTION SYSTEMS OPTECH I - AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE REP 10/27/2006
Subchapter 20
Voter Registration
44.3.2001 VOTER REGISTRATION VERIFICATION access file 10/27/2006
44.3.2002 DEFINITIONS access file 6/25/2010
44.3.2003 APPLICATION FOR VOTER REGISTRATION access file 10/27/2006
44.3.2004 VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2005 VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS access file 9/6/2013
Rules 44.3.2006 through 44.3.2009 reserved
44.3.2010 APPLICANTS INELIGIBLE DUE TO AGE OR RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2011 PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION PENDING VERIFICATION access file 1/16/2004
44.3.2012 VERIFICATION OF VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION access file 6/25/2010
44.3.2013 NOTICE TO APPLICANT OF STATUS OF APPLICATION FOR VOTER REGISTRATION access file 6/25/2010
44.3.2014 MAINTENANCE OF ACTIVE AND INACTIVE VOTER REGISTRATION LISTS FOR ELECTIONS access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2015 LATE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2016 STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM TRANS 9/6/2013
Subchapter 21
Voter Identification and Provisional Voting Procedures
44.3.2101 VOTER IDENTIFICATION AND PROVISIONAL VOTING PROCEDURES AT THE POLLING PLACE - GENERAL access file 1/16/2004
44.3.2102 DEFINITIONS access file 6/25/2010
44.3.2103 PRINTING OF IDENTIFICATION AND PROVISIONAL VOTING MATERIALS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2104 ARRANGEMENTS FOR IDENTIFICATION AND PROVISIONAL VOTING PROCEDURES - BEFORE THE ELECTION access file 1/16/2004
Rules 44.3.2105 through 44.3.2108 reserved
44.3.2109 PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGES access file 11/11/2011
44.3.2110 PROCEDURES AT THE POLLING PLACE FOR DETERMINING THE SUFFICIENCY OF IDENTIFICATION - PRIOR TO CASTING A BALLOT access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2111 PROCEDURES AT THE POLLING PLACE FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE - PRIOR TO CASTING A BALLOT access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2112 PROCEDURES AT THE POLLING PLACE FOR CHALLENGES - PRIOR TO CASTING A BALLOT REP 10/27/2006
44.3.2113 PROVISIONAL VOTING PROCEDURES AT THE POLLING PLACE AND AT THE ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE - CASTING A BALLOT access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2114 PROVISIONAL VOTING PROCEDURES ON ELECTION DAY AFTER THE CLOSE OF POLLS - THE SIXTH DAY AFTER ELECTION DAY access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2115 PROVISIONAL VOTING PROCEDURES - AFTER FINAL DETERMINATION WHETHER OR NOT TO COUNT PROVISIONAL BALLOTS access file 6/25/2010
Subchapter 22
Absentee Procedures
44.3.2201 FORM OF ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION AND ABSENTEE BALLOT TRANSMISSION TO ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR - GENERAL access file 1/16/2004
44.3.2202 DEFINITIONS access file 1/16/2004
44.3.2203 ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION AND ABSENTEE BALLOT TRANSMISSION TO ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2204 PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES FOR EARLY PREPARATION OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS access file 11/11/2011
44.3.2205 FACSIMILE REQUESTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2206 REJECTED BALLOTS access file 9/6/2013
Subchapter 23
Voter Identification and Provisional Voting by Absentee and Mail Ballot
44.3.2301 VOTER IDENTIFICATION AND PROVISIONAL VOTING BY ABSENTEE AND MAIL BALLOT - GENERAL access file 10/27/2006
44.3.2302 DEFINITIONS access file 6/25/2010
44.3.2303 ABSENTEE OR MAIL BALLOT ELECTOR IDENTIFICATION FORM access file 6/25/2010
44.3.2304 PROCEDURES FOR ABSENTEE AND MAIL BALLOT VOTING - DETERMINING THE SUFFICIENCY OF IDENTIFICATION OF PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED ELECTORS access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2305 PROCEDURES FOR ABSENTEE AND MAIL BALLOT VOTING - PRINTING ERROR OR BALLOT DESTROYED - FAILURE TO RECEIVE BALLOT REP 4/13/2012
Subchapter 24
Ballot Form and Uniformity and Determining a Valid Vote
44.3.2401 BALLOT FORM AND UNIFORMITY REP 4/13/2012
44.3.2402 DETERMINING A VALID VOTE IN MANUALLY COUNTING AND RECOUNTING PAPER BALLOTS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2403 DETERMINING A VALID WRITE-IN VOTE IN MANUALLY COUNTING AND RECOUNTING PAPER BALLOTS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2404 DETERMINING A VALID VOTE ON AN ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM access file 4/16/2010
44.3.2405 DETERMINING A VALID VOTE ON A FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT access file 1/1/2014
44.3.2406 APPLICABILITY TO ELECTIONS ALLOWING VOTES FOR MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE FOR A POSITION access file 1/16/2004
44.3.2407 METHOD OF CORRECTION OF BALLOT access file 9/6/2013
44.3.2408 BALLOT FORM AND UNIFORMITY access file 9/6/2013
Subchapter 25
Montana Absent Uniformed Services and Overseas Voter Act
44.3.2501 COVERED VOTERS access file 1/1/2014
44.3.2502 FACSIMILE MACHINE ACCESS REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2503 HANDLING OF FACSIMILE BALLOTS REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2504 BALLOT TRANSMISSION REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2505 RECEIVING BALLOTS REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2506 BALLOT LOG REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2507 ELECTOR AFFIRMATION REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2508 BALLOT ACCEPTANCE REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2509 TRANSCRIPTION OF BALLOTS REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2510 ELECTION JUDGES AND BALLOT SECRECY REP 1/1/2014
44.3.2511 ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF VOTING MATERIALS access file 1/1/2014
Subchapter 26
Administrative Complaint Procedures
44.3.2601 ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT PROCEDURES REP 6/25/2010
Subchapter 27
Mail Ballot Elections
44.3.2701 INITIATION OF USE IN MULTICOUNTY DISTRICT access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2702 PLAN SPECIFICATIONS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2703 TIMETABLE SPECIFICATIONS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2704 PROPORTIONAL VOTING access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2707 VOTING BY NONREGISTERED ELIGIBLE ELECTORS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2710 DISPOSITION OF BALLOTS RETURNED AS UNDELIVERABLE access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2711 PLACES OF DEPOSIT – ELECTION OFFICIAL DUTIES access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2714 PROCEDURES TO SECURE BALLOTS access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2715 RECORDS OF BALLOTS RECEIVED access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2716 SIGNATURE VERIFICATION PROCEDURES access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2720 TRANSMITTAL ENVELOPE access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2721 SIGNATURE ENVELOPE access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2722 SECRECY ENVELOPE access file 4/13/2012
44.3.2723 INSTRUCTIONS TO ELECTORS access file 4/13/2012
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