Section 11-44-75


Published: 2015

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Section 11-44-75

Section 11-44-75Commissioners - Designation of positions and election thereto.

Whenever there are one, two, or three commissioners to be elected, all candidates for such position or positions shall qualify as provided in this article. The positions to be held by the commissioners shall be numbered one, two, and three and any candidate who shall qualify as provided in this article shall designate whether he is seeking to be elected to the position numbered one, two, or three. The names of all such candidates shall be placed upon the ballot in three designated groups under the headings of those seeking election to the positions numbered one, two, and three, respectively. All persons qualified to vote in such election shall be entitled to vote for one candidate for the position numbered one, for one candidate for the position numbered two, and for one candidate for the position numbered three. Whenever a candidate for any one of the numbered positions receives a majority of all votes cast for all candidates seeking election to that position, then he shall be declared elected commissioner to the position thus numbered, and when no candidate seeking a numbered position receives a majority, then and in that event, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared eligible for a second election. Such second election shall be held not less than 10 nor more than 15 days from the date of the first election. The candidate who receives the highest number of votes in the second election shall be declared elected commissioner to such position.

(Acts 1939, No. 246, p. 408; Code 1940, T. 37, §94; Acts 1945, No. 295, p. 490, §1.)