ELECTIONS AND ETHICS - ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS - ESTABLISHMENT AND AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS


Published: 2018-06-15

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100 ESTABLISHMENT AND AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

100.1 The District of Columbia Board of Elections is established under § 3 of the District of Columbia Election Act, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; D.C. Official Code §§ 1-1001.02, 1-1103.05(a) (2014 Repl.)).

100.2 The District of Columbia Board of Elections is vested with authority to administer and enforce the provisions of the District of Columbia Election Act, as amended, and Title III of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011 (hereinafter, referred to as the “Campaign Finance Act of 2011”), effective April 27, 2012 (D.C. Official Code §§ 1-1163.01 et seq. (2016 Repl.)).

100.3 The Board is composed of three (3) members, no more than two (2) of whom shall be members of the same political party, who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia.

100.4 The Mayor designates, from time to time, the Chairperson of the Board.

100.5 The Board shall appoint an Executive Director who is primarily responsible for the administrative operations of the Board, including personnel liaison, budget submission, accounting, management of data processing systems, procurement of supplies and services, maintenance of voter records, election preparation, and other duties as delegated or assigned by the Board.

100.6 The Board shall appoint a General Counsel who shall be the Board’s chief legal advisor and primarily responsible for representing the Board in all judicial proceedings relating to local elections, campaign finance, conflict of interest and lobbying laws. The General Counsel shall perform other duties delegated or assigned by the Board.

100.7 The Executive Director and the General Counsel shall be accountable solely to the Board.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 28 DCR 1726 (April 17, 1981), incorporating by reference the text of Proposed Rulemaking published at 28 DCR 684 (February 13, 1981); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 30 DCR 5289 (October 14, 1983); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 62 DCR 14744 (November 13, 2015); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 65 DCR 6543 (June 15, 2018).