47:23 20-184-P/E (REG .01, .03) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 10/13/2020—12/31/2020

.03 Start of Canvass.

A. When Required. The board may start to canvass the absentee ballots no earlier than 8 a.m. on October 1, 2020

B. Opening Ballots.

(1) An envelope with an enclosed absentee ballot may not be opened until the start of the canvass.

(2) If an oath on the return envelope is covered, a local board may remove the paper covering the oath before the start of the canvass.