(a) Not later than 4:30 p.m. on the 5th day prior to any election, the Chief Election Officer shall conduct a school of instruction, if considered necessary, for persons designated as prospective district officials. He shall notify the district officials of the time and place of the school of instruction.
(b) All prospective district officials shall attend a school of instruction. The supervisor of the district officials shall be required to also attend a refresher course before each election. It shall be at the discretion of the Chief Election Officer to require those district officials with previous training to attend a school of instruction prior to each election.
(c) No district official may serve unless he has received instruction and has been certified by the authorized instructor to that effect. This section shall not prevent the assignment of a person who has not received any instruction or certificate but who is otherwise qualified, to fill a vacancy among district officials when a qualified certified person is not available. Periodic recertification shall be required.History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1; amd 2002, PL 27-31.