.02 Start of Canvass.

A. When Required.

(1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, the local board shall start to canvass the provisional ballots at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday after an election.

(2) If the start of a provisional canvass falls on a legal holiday, the board shall convene the provisional canvass on the next regular business day.

B. Opening Ballots. The provisional ballot application envelopes and any absentee ballots being canvassed as provisional ballots may not be opened until the start of the canvass.