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Any election where one candidate prevailed by less than a certain percentage state wide, ( 3% ? ) shall, by law, require a recount to be conducted by a third auditing company retained by open bid for that purpose.

9. Set cut-off date to challenge any voter registration.

All voters registered to vote within 60 days of any election shall, thereafter, be presumed by law to be eligible to vote. Any challenges to a person's right to vote shall be barred after that cut off date.

10. No votes shall be discarded.

It shall be presumed that any vote cast on election day is a valid ballot unless specific fraud can be shown on the part of the voter. No ballot shall be discarded based on eligibility factors after the vote is cast.

11. Provisional ballots must be available at all polling places.

Should a voter's identity or eligibility be challenged on election day, that person shall be provided a provisional ballot to be cast pending a review of that person's status. Said ballot shall be counted as if it were as valid as any other ballot except that it shall be held separately from other ballots and identified as provisional.

Where there is a close election and where the numbers of provisional ballots cast would present a different outcome for any candidate, only then shall those be opened and audited at once, to determine validity of the voter prior to releasing election results.

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Where the outcome is not at issue for any candidate, all provisional ballots shall be verified at a later date and the actual votes adjusted accordingly at that time, for the record. A letter of discrepancy with remedies shall be sent to any voter found to have not been eligible at the time the ballot was cast.

12. Voters must be able to verify their votes.

By use of the ID number printed on each ballot, any voter wishing to do so shall be able to access a web site to verify that his/her vote was recorded as intended, and shall have the option to report any error in the vote as recorded using their certified copy at proof of the error.

13. Contested elections shall require a run-off election.

Where for whatever reason, the outcome of any race cannot be determined by a re-count on the second try, a run-off election shall be held to determine the outcome for the political office in question.

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14. Limit court intervention.

Courts should be limited in power to intervene in the election process except to the extent necessary to interpret specific laws related to the process. No court shall have the power to deny or require a recount or otherwise interfere in the process of validating the outcome of any election other than to uphold the statutes.

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