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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. § 2602k)
  • § 2602k. After the recount

    (a) If the recount results in a tie, the court shall order a recessed election to be held, within three weeks of the recount, on a date set by the court. The only candidates who shall appear on the ballot at the recessed election shall be those who tied in the previous election. The recessed election shall be considered a separate election for the purpose of voter registration under chapter 43 of this title. If the recount confirms a tie as to any public question, no recessed election shall be held, and the question shall be certified not to have passed. Warnings for a recessed election shall be posted as required by subchapter 5 of this chapter, except that the warnings shall be posted not less than 10 days before the recessed election. The conduct of a recessed election shall be as provided in this chapter for general elections.

    (b) After the recount, the county clerk shall seal the ballots and other materials back in the containers and store them in the county clerk's vault until returned to the towns. The county clerk shall return all ballots to the respective town clerks after issuance of the court's judgment, together with a copy of the judgment. The respective town clerks or their designees shall transport the ballots to the towns from which they came.

    (c) The court shall send a certified copy of the judgment to the Secretary of State. (Added 1985, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 42.)