Section 48. The state secretary in state elections, city clerks in city elections, and town clerks in town elections at which official ballots are used, shall, for every such election, prepare and cause to be printed in large clear type cards containing full instructions to voters for obtaining ballots, marking them, obtaining assistance and new ballots in place of those accidentally spoiled; and on separate cards such abstracts of the laws imposing penalties upon voters as they shall deem proper. They shall also provide for each polling place ten or more specimen ballots which shall be facsimiles of the ballots provided for voting, but printed without the endorsements and on colored paper. For each polling place where voting machines are used they shall also provide ten voting machine sample ballots which shall be facsimiles of the face of the voting machine as it will appear when set up for use. For each polling place where an electronic voting system is used they shall also provide ten marking unit sample ballots which shall be facsimiles of the booklet, page or ballot display contained in the marking units, printed on one sheet, in a manner suitable for posting. For state elections the state secretary shall supply to each polling place at least one for every one hundred voters thereof copies of the information for voters material provided for in section fifty-four.