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(a) Any elector who shall by accident or mistake spoil a ballot so that he or she cannot conveniently or safely vote the same may return it to the inspectors and may receive another in lieu thereof, which ballot must be voted or returned to the inspectors by such elector.
(b) Spoiled ballots shall be retained in a separate container.
(Code 1896, §1624; Code 1907, §402; Code 1923, §492; Code 1940, T. 17, §178; §17-8-33; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §44.)