Section 16-9-4


Published: 2015

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Section 16-9-4

Section 16-9-4Misdemeanor to print name of person without certificate on ballot; candidates.

Any person securing his name, or the name of another printed on a ballot as a candidate for, or nomination by a political party as a candidate for the office of county superintendent of education, without first there having been filed with the probate judge, as required by law, the certificate signed by the State Superintendent of Education that the person whose name is printed on the ballot holds a certificate of administration and supervision, and any officer permitting the printing on a ballot of the name of a person as a candidate for, or nomination by a political party as a candidate for the office of county superintendent of education when there has not been filed with the probate judge such certificate shall be subject to a penalty of $250.00, recoverable in the name of the state for the use of any school board first instituting an action therefor. Any resident of the county may institute an action for such recovery for any school board of the county. Before any person shall become an applicant for employment by a county board of education, as county superintendent of education, and before any person shall qualify as a candidate for or for the nomination of a political party as a candidate for the office of county superintendent of education for a county in which such officer is elected by the qualified voters of the county, such person shall file with the probate judge a certificate signed by the State Superintendent of Education that such person holds a certificate of administration and supervision as required by the law prescribing the qualifications of a county superintendent of education. At the grand jury of the county assembled next after making of such affidavits, the record of the same shall be submitted to the grand jury. In any prosecution for perjury under this section the record of the affidavit shall be admissible in evidence.

(School Code 1927, §§140, 141; Code 1940, T. 52, §104.)