It is the sole responsibility of the Division agent-in-charge to conduct and oversee the election. Except in an emergency, the responsibility may not be delegated to the parties, observers, or any other personnel of the Division. The agent-in-charge has full authority to direct all Division personnel and also has the authority to:

a) maintain order and laboratory conditions at the election site;

b) instruct observers;

c) preserve the secrecy of the voting process;

d) attempt voluntary resolution of disputes;

e) direct removal of unruly observers and voters

f) open and close the polls and also change conditions of the election should the need arise