A. Ballot Inspection. The team then shall inspect each ballot for compliance and tabulating acceptability.
B. Ballots To Be Referred. The team shall refer to the local board any ballot that:
(1) Appears to have been intentionally marked for the purpose of identifying the ballot;
(2) Appears to have been corrected, whether by correction tape, correction fluid, mark-overs, cross-throughs, or the like;
(3) Contains any tear, fold, food spill, stray mark, or the like, that might:
(a) Render the ballot unacceptable for machine tabulation; or
(b) Raise a question of voter intent.
C. Identifying Referrals. The team shall place each ballot referred to the board in a plain envelope, and mark the envelope with:
(1) The team number;
(2) Information that identifies the group or unit to which the ballot belongs; and
(3) The reason for the referral.
D. Completion of Batch. When a team has completed a batch, the election director shall:
(1) Retrieve the ballots and return envelopes;
(2) File the return envelopes away;
(3) Put the ballots in appropriate groups for tabulation; and
(4) Issue a new batch to the team, unless all ballots already have been removed from their envelopes.