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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 14 - April 6, 2023

State of Kansas

Secretary of State

Permanent Administrative Regulations


7-21-5. Electronic poll book signatures. A hand-written signature on an electronic poll book means any mark made by a person indicating that the person is the listed registered voter residing at the address recorded on the electronic poll book. The person may make their mark on the electronic poll book screen by employing a stylus, a finger, or by an amanuensis. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 25-2912; effective April 21, 2023.)

Article 29.—BALLOTS

7-29-3. Ballot secrecy. To ensure that a ballot that has been cast cannot be associated with the voter who cast the ballot, the following records shall not be made available to the public:

(a) Ballot images, except when used for post-election audits conducted pursuant to K.S.A. 25-3009, and amendments thereto, or recounts conducted pursuant to K.S.A. 25-3107, and amendments thereto; and

(b) any aggregation of individual ballot data with a single entry for each ballot that was tabulated, showing the manner the voting system interpreted and tabulated the voter’s markings on the ballot. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 25-2912; effective April 21, 2023.)


7-45-2. Oversight of authorized poll agents. (a) The supervising judge shall instruct each authorized poll agent appointed to the polling place of all requirements pertaining to authorized poll agents that are issued by the county election officer or given in Kansas law.

(b) If a poll agent does not comply with the requirements, any election board worker may ask the poll agent to correct or cease the improper or illegal activity or to leave the polling place. This activity shall be reported to the county election officer.

(c) The election board workers shall ensure that the poll agents do not engage in any activities that would constitute election crimes, including the following:

(1) Electioneering, as defined in K.S.A. 25-2430 and amendments thereto;

(2) voter intimidation, as defined in K.S.A. 25-2415 and amendments thereto;

(3) disorderly election conduct, as defined in K.S.A. 25-2413 and amendments thereto;

(4) unauthorized voting disclosure, as defined in K.S.A. 25-2422 and amendments thereto; and

(5) voting machine fraud, as defined in K.S.A. 25-2425 and amendments thereto.

(d) The election board workers shall prevent the poll agents from performing the following:

(1) Touching or handling any voter’s ballot during the voting process;

(2) distributing ballots or counting ballots;

(3) hindering or obstructing any voter from voting or from entering and leaving the polling place;

(4) hindering or obstructing any election board worker from performing election duties; and

(5) speaking to any voter in the polling place other than a greeting. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 25-3005; effective July 7, 2008; amended April 21, 2023.)

Scott Schwab
Secretary of State

Doc. No. 051017