.07 Filing and Securing.

A. Filing. The election director shall file all ballots timely received in such a manner that, in the event of a challenge, applications can be matched with the appropriate ballot return envelopes.

B. Securing Ballots. Until the canvass begins, every absentee ballot shall:

(1) Remain sealed in:

(a) The security envelope for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots; or

(b) The return envelope for all other ballots; and

(2) Be placed in a secure location to which the public does not have access and stored in that location until the election has been certified and the time to challenge the election has passed.