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Clerical assistance for judge of probate and board of registrars.
The judge of probate may employ such assistants and clerical help as may be necessary to complete and properly prepare reports from the state voter registration list of the list of qualified electors which the judge of probate is required to furnish a certified copy to the election inspectors. The judge of probate shall receive or such assistants shall be paid out of the county treasury by warrants, drawn by the county commission on certificate of the judge of probate, accompanied by the certificates of the person being paid, showing the amount due under the provisions of this chapter, but the entire amount spent for the preparation of such lists shall not exceed a sum equal to the amount obtained by multiplying the number of names on the list by five cents ($.05) for the preparation of such list. The judge of probate in all counties having a population of not less than 100,000 nor more than 350,000, according to the last or any subsequent federal census, shall employ a clerk to assist the board of registrars of the county. The duties of the clerk shall be to submit to the board of registrars revised election lists of the county by placing all persons in their proper ward or precincts and eliminating therefrom all deceased, nonresident, and fictitious persons named upon the voting roll and those convicted of crime. The clerk shall further attend to all clerical work of the board of registrars. The clerk shall be paid a compensation out of the county treasury, of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per month, to be fixed by the judge of probate.
The board of registrars shall be furnished with office space by the county governing body. The chair of the board of registrars is hereby authorized to purchase all necessary office equipment and hire all necessary part time or full time clerical help to perform its prescribed duties.
(Acts 1920, No. 78, p. 124; Code 1923, §402; Acts 1927, No. 289, p. 274; Acts 1931, No. 251, p. 293; Code 1940, T. 17, §55; Acts 1951, No. 385, p. 677; Acts 1959, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 54, p. 220; Code 1975, §17-4-25; Acts 1979, No. 79-465, p. 847; Acts 1981, No. 81-640, p. 1057; Act 2003-313, p. 733, §2; §17-4-138; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §13.)