(a) A local registrar shall:
(1) Administer and enforce the provisions of this article and the rules promulgated pursuant to this article, according to the instructions of the state Registrar;
(2) Require that certificates be completed and filed in accordance with provisions of this article and the rules promulgated pursuant to this article;
(3) Transmit, by mail or an approved electronic process, all certificates, reports or other returns to the state Registrar on a schedule to be determined by the state Registrar;
(4) Maintain records, make reports and perform other duties as required by the state Registrar.
(b) A deputy local registrar shall perform the duties of the local registrar in the absence or incapacity of the local registrar, and shall perform other duties as prescribed by the state Registrar.