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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 051 : CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Subchapter 009 : RECOUNTS AND CONTEST OF ELECTIONS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2602a)
  • § 2602a. Appointment of recount committee; setting date of recount

    (a)(1) Upon receipt of a petition, the county clerk shall notify the chairs of the relevant county political committees that a petition has been filed requesting a recount and advising them to submit immediately a list of nominees for individuals to serve on a recount committee.

    (2) In the case of a recount in a primary election, the county clerk shall notify all candidates for the office which is the subject of the recount, advising them to submit immediately a list of nominees for individuals to serve on a recount committee.

    (3) If a candidate for an office which is the subject of a recount is from a party which does not have a county committee, the county clerk shall send a copy of the notice to the State committee of the party advising them to submit immediately a list of nominees for individuals to serve on a recount committee.

    (4) If a candidate for an office which is the subject of a recount is independent, the county clerk shall send that candidate a copy of the notice and request him or her to submit immediately a similar list of nominees for individuals to serve on a recount committee.

    (5) If a list of nominees is not delivered to the county clerk within two business days, the clerk shall notify the appropriate candidates that they have 24 hours to submit lists of nominees for individuals to serve on the recount committee.

    (b) The Superior Court shall make appointments to the recount committee from among those nominated under this section. In making these appointments, the court shall appoint an equal number of persons from each party and from those persons representing an independent candidate. (Added 1985, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 2009, No. 40, § 3, eff. May 26, 2009; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 42.)