2 Miss. Code. R. § 1-1.3 - The Election Process Phase II

Current through April 7, 2022

A. The Commission will prepare and send all necessary materials to the district for holding an election; ballots, Register of Voters (ELC-4) (Exhibit 4), Statement of Certification (ELC-5) (Exhibit 5), and the Election Results (ELC-6) (Exhibit 6).
B. The contact person will be responsible for distributing the materials to each voting place and discussing with the election judge their responsibilities as stated on the Statement of Certification (ELC-5) (Exhibit 5). It is preferred that the materials for each voting place be delivered and picked up the same day of the election. No candidate may attempt to influence a voter's decision within thirty (30) feet of the voting place. Only owners of land lying within the district shall be eligible to vote, and each landowner may vote for three candidates. Voting hours should be the regular voting hours established by the State or the normal business hours of the voting place. No write-in candidates will be accepted.
C. The contact person will be responsible for picking up the sealed ballot boxes containing the ballots, Register of Voters (ELC-4) (Exhibit 4), Statement of Certification (ELC-5) (Exhibit 5), and all unused materials from each voting place.
D. At a designated place open to all candidates, the contact person will be responsible for tabulation of the votes from each voting place and recording the results of the voting on the Report of the Election Results (ELC-6) (Exhibit 6). Any candidate or representative may be present during the vote tabulation. The contact person is also responsible for mailing the Register of Voters (ELC-4) (Exhibit 4), Statement of Certification (ELC-5) (Exhibit 5), and the Report of Election Results (ELC-6) (Exhibit 6) to the Commission as soon as possible.
E. The Commission will approve or disapprove the election and establish the date the three (3) year term of office begins. The candidates who receive the majority of votes cast shall be the elected commissioners. A run-off election shall be held two weeks later should one candidate in a beat not receive a majority of the votes.
F. The Commissioners elected will be duly notified and provided with identification cards.
G. The Commission will publish the notice of Result of Election (ELC-7) (Exhibit 7) in a newspaper with district-wide coverage.
H. The Commission shall pay all expenses for conducting the election.
I. A copy of all materials related to the election process must be maintained in the district file for three (3) years.

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2 Miss. Code. R. § 1-1.3
Miss. Code Ann. §§ 69-27-9, 69-27-31

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