Q Does Section 23-15-227 authorize an election commissioner to receive mileage for using his or her private vehicle on election day for carrying supplies to the place of voting from the courthouse? If so, would this apply to travel to a polling place to repair voting equipment or insuring that poll workers are properly performing their duties?

A Section 23-15-227 authorizes an election commissioner to receive mileage for performing the duty of carrying official ballots, ballot boxes, pollbooks, and other necessities to or from the polling places in the event the appointed poll manager is unable to perform these duties. An election commissioner must provide justification (i.e. explain why a poll manager was unable to perform these duties) in order to receive the mileage. There is no authority to receive mileage for traveling to a polling place during an election to repair voting equipment or to ensure that poll workers are properly performing their duties. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Lowry, October 2, 2015)