Before Opening the Ballot Box
(1) Upon the lapse of election day, the chairperson of the precinct election commission shall declare the end of the voting.
(2) The unused and mismarked ballot papers shall be counted before opening the ballot box, shall be packed separately, shall be sealed up and shall be removed from the counting table. Intercepts with the numbers of ballot papers and control receipts from machine voting shall be packed separately and sealed with paper tape. Paper tape shall be stamped with the seal of the Commission and signed by committee members.