19 CSR 15-4.105 - Area Agency Election Procedures for Governing Body Membership

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 19, October 1, 2021

PURPOSE: This rule establishes and describes election procedures for membership on the area agency governing body. This rule does not apply to area agency board members appointed by the chief executive of a unit of local government, political subdivision or council of government who are elected officials with the exception of section (2).

(1) Solicitation for governing board nominees shall be publicized locally within the area from which a governing body member will be elected. Nominations may be made by filing a statement of intent at a publicized location in each area or at a publicized open meeting held in the area.
(2) Nominees must be residents of the area they represent and must sign a code of ethics as approved by the governing body.
(3) All voters must register to vote at the polling location. Any person sixty (60) years of age or older shall be eligible to vote.
(4) The area agency governing body will designate a minimum of one (1) polling location per county.
(5) The time and location of the election shall be publicized in community newspapers at least seven (7) days prior to the election and posted at a minimum in all area agency sponsored senior centers.
(6) Polling places shall be open for voting at least six (6) consecutive hours, with provisions for persons with special needs, including optional absentee voting. Polling locations shall not be open earlier than 6:00 a.m., nor stay open any later than 7:00 p.m.
(7) The area agency will be responsible for printing the official ballots. Nominees shall be listed alphabetically.
(8) A minimum of two (2) persons designated by the area agency shall be present to count votes unless a local county clerk agrees to count votes and certify the results.
(9) Results of the election will be submitted to the area agency central office in a standard reporting format.
(10) All ballots and affidavits shall be kept for a minimum of twenty-two (22) months as required by section 1974 of Title 42 United States Code for federal elections, provided they have received final audit approval.
(11) A maximum of thirty (30) days will be allowed to contest the results of an election.

Notes

19 CSR 15-4.105
AUTHORITY: section 660.050, RSMo Supp. 1999.* This rule previously filed as 13 CSR 15-4.105. Original rule filed Feb. 17, 1988, effective June 15, 1988. Amended: Filed Aug. 28, 2000, effective March 30, 2001. Moved to 19 CSR 15-4.105, effective Aug. 28, 2001.

*Original authority: 660.050, RSMo 1984, amended 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.

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