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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. § 2602j)
  • § 2602j. Other rules for conducting the recount

    (a) The county clerk shall preserve order. If a person, after notice, is persistently disorderly and refuses to withdraw from the premises, the county clerk may cause the person to be removed from the premises.

    (b) The county clerk shall designate an area within which the recount shall take place. Persons who are not committee members shall be permitted to view a recount in progress, but persons not authorized by the county clerk shall not be permitted within the area designated by the county clerk.

    (c) Candidates and their attorneys shall be given the opportunity to present evidence to the court relating to the conduct of the recount. If the court determines that any violations of recount procedures have occurred and that they may have affected the outcome of the recount, a new recount shall be ordered. After such hearings or arguments as may be indicated under the circumstances, the Superior Court, within five working days, shall issue a judgment, which shall supersede any certificate of election previously issued and shall return to the county clerk questionable ballots which had been forwarded to the court. (Added 1985, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 42.)