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25-2713. Affidavit for transfer of ballots; requirements; violation of act, criminal penalty. (a) The secretary of state, in consultation with county election officers, shall develop an affidavit system to be utilized for the transfer of ballots. Each person who transfers ballots for a county election office shall be required to sign an affidavit listing, if applicable, the:

(1) Number of blank ballots;

(2) number of spoiled ballots;

(3) number of provisional ballots;

(4) number of counted ballots;

(5) number of advanced ballots in envelopes;

(6) name of the person to whom such ballots were delivered; and

(7) location of where the ballots were delivered.

(b) The affidavit system developed under this section shall apply to all ballots delivered, collected and transferred by county election offices prior to, on and after the date of an election and shall operate in conjunction with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2707, 25-2708 and 25-2709, and amendments thereto, regarding transporting, preserving and destroying ballots and election records.

(c) (1) It shall be a violation of this section to alter any information provided in an affidavit or provide false information in an affidavit with the intent to hinder, prevent or defeat a fair election.

(2) A violation of this section is a severity level 9, nonperson felony.

History: L. 2022, ch. 87, ยง 1; July 1.

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