(1) The direct election of county committee members and
(2) Community committee elections shall be persons who meet the requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.
(b) Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, who has an interest in a farm as owner, operator, tenant, or sharecropper and who is of legal voting age in the State in which the farm is located, and any person not of such legal voting age who is in charge of the supervision and conduct of the farming operations on an entire farm, shall be eligible to vote for direct election of county committee members or community committee members if such person is eligible to participate with respect to the farm in any program administered by the county committee.
(c) In any State having a community property law, the spouse of a person who is eligible to vote in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section shall also be eligible to vote.
(d) If an eligible voter is an entity other than an individual, the eligible voter's vote may be cast by a duly authorized representative of such entity, as determined by the Deputy Administrator, State and County Operations, ASCS (“Deputy Administrator”).
(e) Each county office shall have a list of eligible voters for each community within the county available for public inspection in advance of the community committee election.
(f) Each eligible voter shall be entitled to only one ballot in any election held in any one local administrative area. If the eligible voter has an interest in land located in more than one community in the county, such voter shall not be entitled to vote in more than one community in the county. There shall be no voting by proxy.
Title 7 published on 2013-01-01
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