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Emergency procedures and rules.
(a) If a national or local emergency or other situation arises that makes substantial compliance with this article impossible or unreasonable, such as a natural disaster or an armed conflict involving the Armed Forces of the United States, or mobilization of those forces including state National Guard and state reserve components, the Secretary of State may prescribe, by emergency orders or rules, any special procedures or requirements necessary to facilitate absentee voting by those directly affected uniformed services or overseas voters who are eligible to vote in this state.
(b) The Secretary of State shall adopt emergency rules under this section pursuant to the emergency rule requirements of Section 41-22-5(b).
(Act 2011-619, p. 1417, §11.)