Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     13-1-203. Secretary of state to advise, assist, and train. (1) The secretary of state shall advise and assist election administrators, including administrators of school elections under Title 20, chapter 20, with regard to:
     (a) the application, operation, and interpretation of Title 13, except for chapter 35, 36, or 37;
     (b) the implementation and operation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Public Law 103-31; and
     (c) the procedures adopted pursuant to 13-17-211.
     (2) The secretary of state shall prepare and distribute training materials for election judges to be trained pursuant to 13-4-203. Sufficient copies of the materials to supply all election judges in the county and to provide a small extra supply must be sent to each election administrator.
     (3) The secretary of state shall hold at least one workshop every 2 years to instruct election administrators and their staffs in use of the materials. Workshops may be held in various locations around the state. Costs of the materials and workshops must be paid by the secretary of state. Attendees of the training must receive a certificate of instruction, which is valid for 2 years.

     History: En. Sec. 13, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 32, Ch. 370, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 4, Sp. L. November 1993; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 246, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 414, L. 2003.

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