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25-4505. Canvass by county board of canvassers, when; transmittal of abstract to secretary of state. (a) Not later than eight days after a presidential preference primary election is held, the county board of canvassers of each county shall meet at the office of the county election officer, unless another place is agreed upon and announced as provided in K.S.A. 25-3105, and amendments thereto, and canvass the vote of such preference primary. The county election officer may move the canvass to the Monday next following the election if notice of such change is published prior to the canvass in a newspaper of general circulation within the county. Upon completion of such canvass, the county election officer of each county shall prepare an abstract of the vote of the presidential preference primary election in such county as such vote is determined by the county board of canvassers and shall promptly transmit such abstract to the secretary of state no later than the tenth day after the day of the election. Each county election officer shall also post a copy of such abstract in a public place in the courthouse of such county and on the website of such county election office.

(b) Every such transmittal shall be made by use of secure email transmission or other means approved by the secretary of state. If the secretary of state fails to receive the abstract of the canvass from any county within 14 days next after the election, the secretary shall dispatch a special messenger to obtain a copy of such abstract, and the county election officer shall immediately, on demand of such messenger, make out and deliver to such messenger the copy required. The messenger shall deliver such copy to the secretary of state, and the secretary of state shall be reimbursed for the expenses of such messenger by such county.

History: L. 1978, ch. 141, § 5; L. 1979, ch. 113, § 4; L. 2003, ch. 112, § 7; L. 2023, ch. 67, § 7; July 1.

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