(a) It shall be the duty of the committee to recommend procedures to be implemented by the Secretary of State under the Administrative Procedure Act where appropriate to achieve and maintain the maximum degree of correctness and impartiality of voting, counting, tabulating, and recording votes, by electronic vote counting systems provided by this article.
(b) To the extent practicable, statutes and procedures implemented by the Secretary of State pursuant to this chapter shall apply in all municipal elections that are conducted using automatic tabulating equipment or an electronic official vote counting system. The duties assigned in the rules and statutes to a state or county election official shall be performed by the corresponding municipal official. Where there is no corresponding municipal official, the duties shall be performed by the municipal clerk or other election official appointed by the municipal governing body where the clerk is ineligible to perform these duties. Where the rules or statutes refer to a statutory provision or act that conflicts with a statutory provision or act specifically applicable in municipal elections, the provision governing municipal elections shall prevail.