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25-2803. Recommendations by county chairmen; appointment of supervising judge; area located in two counties. (a) The county chairman of each of the central committees of the political parties that polled the largest and second largest number of votes in the state at the last state election for the office of governor shall recommend, excluding the supervising judge, one-half of the persons required for judges of each election board and one-half of the persons required for clerks of each election board. In the event that the election board is to have three members, each such county chairman shall recommend one person for each board. Such recommendations shall be made in writing and shall be delivered to the county election officer, if practicable, not less than thirty (30) days prior to the day of any primary or general election to which they apply and not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the day of any special election.

(b) The county election officer shall appoint the persons recommended as provided in this section if such persons can qualify and if such recommendations are timely.

(c) The supervising judge or one other judge shall be appointed by the county election officer upon his independent selection.

(d) The county election officer shall designate and appoint one judge to be the supervising judge at each voting place. The supervising judge shall be appointed from among, and not in addition to, those judges appointed to each election board.

(e) Recommendations made under subsection (a) of this section and appointments in accordance therewith shall, in the case of any area which includes a city divided by a county line, specify at least one person from that portion of the area located within each such county to serve upon the election board of the voting place serving that area, if such persons are available to be recommended. In such cases the county election officer of the county in which the smaller portion of any such city is located shall designate those persons to be so appointed from the portion of the city in his county. Such designation shall be transmitted to the county election officer conducting elections and shall be appointed by him. In the event of any dispute arising under this subsection, the same may be submitted by either county election officer to the secretary of state for determination, and such determination shall be final. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all elections conducted by any county election officer.

History: L. 1968, ch. 406, § 11; L. 1969, ch. 193, § 3; L. 1970, ch. 145, § 1; March 21.


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