DRAFT CSC, Title 13.  Elections
 
CHAPTER 3
Precinct Boards

1201.  Designation of precincts.
1202.  Appointment of precinct boards.
1203.  Qualifications of precinct board members.
1204.  Publication of names of precinct board members.
1205.  Change of designated precinct or polling place.
1206.  Oath of members.
1207.  No loss of wages for precinct board member.

      1201.  Designation of precincts.
     The Commission shall, not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date set for any election, or not less than 15 days prior to a run-off or special election day, designate, announce and publish precincts within and outside of Chuuk State where the votes are to be cast in such election.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 24, modified.

      1202.  Appointment of precinct boards.
     The Commission shall, not less than 30 days prior to any general election, appoint the temporary members of the several precinct boards.  A precinct board shall consist of an inspector and 2 two clerks, except precincts with registered voters of 300 or less which shall have one inspector and one clerk.  The inspector is the chairman.  If a precinct board member fails to appear at the opening of the polls, the Commission shall immediately make another appointment.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 25, modified.

      1203.  Qualifications of precinct board members.
     No person may serve as a member of any precinct board who:

     (a) (1)  is not a voter of the precinct, nor

     (b) (2)  cannot read and write the English language; or

     (c) (3)  is holding or is a nominee for an elective office.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 26, modified.

      1204.  Publication of names of precinct board members.
     The Commission shall publish the list of names of the members of the precinct boards and disseminate the same to the public through available means of communication.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 27.

      1205.  Change of designated precinct or polling place.
     If, for any valid reason, the precinct designated for election is changed, the board shall designate another precinct or polling place as near thereto as possible, post notice of the change at or near the place first designated, immediately inform the Commission, and conduct the election at the place substituted.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 28.

      1206.  Oath of members.
     The Commission shall require all members of precinct boards to take the oath of office, as prescribed by law, before any officer qualified to administer oaths.  No fee shall be charged for administering the oath.  If any member fails or refuses to take the oath of office, the Commission shall appoint a substitute and require the newly appointed member to take the oath.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 29.

      1207.  No loss of wages for precinct board member.
     Any member of a precinct board shall on the day of an election which he is serving, absent himself from any service or employment and shall make suitable arrangement prior to his absence from his service or employment.  He shall not, because of so absenting himself, be liable to any penalty, nor shall any deduction be made from his usual salary or wages nor shall he be suspended or discharged from his service or employment.

Source:  CSL 3-95-26, 30.