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Failure of election officials to attend.
On the failure of any precinct election official to attend at the hour of 7:00 A.M., such precinct election officials as may be present may complete the number. If the inspector appointed is not present, the other precinct election officials present shall choose one of their number to serve as inspector and shall appoint from the qualified electors, who are entitled by law to vote at that polling place at the election then to be held, such clerks as may be necessary to complete the requisite number of precinct election officials. If there should be no precinct election officials present at the polling place by the hour of 7:00 A.M., then any four qualified electors who are entitled by law to vote at that polling place at the election then to be held may open the polls and act as precinct election officials for the voting place during the absence of an appointed precinct election official.
(Code 1876, §262; Code 1886, §355; Code 1896, §1591; Code 1907, §§359, 6814; Code 1923, §§449, 3932; Code 1940, T. 17, §§132, 327; §17-6-7; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §41.)