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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. Recount ties

    (a) If the recount results in a tie, the court shall order a runoff election to be held, within three weeks of the recount, on a date set by the court.

    (b) The only candidates who shall appear on the ballot at the runoff election shall be those who tied in the previous election.

    (c) The runoff election shall be considered a separate election for the purpose of voter registration under chapter 43 of this title.

    (d) If the recount confirms a tie as to any public question, a runoff election shall not be held, and the question shall be certified not to have passed.

    (e) Warnings for a runoff 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 runoff election.

    (f) The conduct of a runoff election shall be as provided in this chapter for general elections. (Added 1985, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 42; 2017, No. 50, § 1.)