2017 Town of Quinby

ELECTIONS

Article I- General

Sec .5.101 When General Municipal elections held.

Sec .5.102 Special elections.

Sec .5.103 Notice of elections- generally.

Sec .5.104 Place of elections.

Sec .5.105 Voting hours.

Sec .5.106 Qualification for voting-generally.

Sec .5.107 Registration.

Sec. 5.108 Appointment of managers and clerk.

Sec. 5.109 Duties of managers and clerk.

Sec. 5.110 Council 'to hold special meeting to receive count.

Sec. 5.111 Declaration of results.

Sec. 5.112 Procedure in case of tie vote; second election.

Sec. 5.113 Supervisor of registration.

Sec..5.114 Notice of bond election.

 

Article I- General

Sec. 5.101 When general municipal elections held

A municipal general election shall be held in even numbered years in November; this date to coincide with date for state and national general elections.

Sec. 5.102 Special elections.

Special elections shall be ordered from time to time as occasion demands and when required or permitted by law and shall be ordered and conducted in the manner prescribed by law.

Sec. 5.103 Notice of elections — generally.

At least ten days public notice of every general or special election, except an election relative to the issue of bonds, shall be previously given by publication thereof in a newspaper of general circulation in the town. Such public notice shall contain the location of the voting precinct: the name of the managers of election, the hours of the opening and closing
of the polls, the offices or matter to be voted upon, together with such other and further information which the council deems advisable.

Sec. 5.104 Place of elections.

All elections shall be held at Quinby precinct, unless council, by resolution, shall otherwise direct.

Sec. 5.105 Voting hours.

The polls shall be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Sec. 5.106 Qualifications for voting — generally.

All electors of the town duly qualified to vote under the constitution and laws of the state and who have resided within the town four month previous to the election shall be permitted to vote at elections held by the town. Proof of residence within the town for four months previous to the election shall be presented by any person seeking to vote.

Sec. 5.107 Registration

Before any person shall be entitled to vote, he shall be duly registered with the board of registrators of Florence County and shall present his certificate of registration by such board when he seeks to vote.

Sec. 5.108 Appointment of managers and clerk.

The council shall appoint not later than 10 days before each general or special election, 3 managers of election and a clerk. If council deems necessary, more than 3 managers may be appointed. The pay of the managers and clerk to be set by council.

Sec. 5.109 Duties of managers and clerk.

Managers and clerk shall conduct election according to law and immediately upon closing of the polls they shall proceed to count, publicly, the votes cast and shall continue
such count without interruption until completed. Upon completion of the count, they shall make a statement of the whole number of votes cast, together with the number cast for each candidate for Mayor, and the Council and any other office and transmit same immediately to the Council.

Sec. 5.110 Council to hold special meeting to receive count.

A special meeting of the council shall be held as soon after the closing of the polls as the managers shall be ready to transmit results of the election. upon receipt of
the statement of the managers, same shall be opened and published by announcing the total number of votes cast for each candidate for Mayor, Council and any other office.

 

 

Sec. 5.111 Declaration of results.

The person securing the highest number of votes for Mayor shall be declared duly elected Mayor; the two (2) persons receiving the highest number of votes for Councilmen shall be declared duly elected Councilmen. Such declaration shall be- by resolution of Council.

Sec. 5.112 Procedure in case of tie vote; second election.

If by reason of a tie vote no person shall be elected as mayor, or if by reason of a tie vote four persons fail to be elected as councilmen, then a second election shall be held,
and only those persons who failed of election by reason of such tie vote shall-be voted on in such second election.

Sec.5.113 Supervisor of registration.

Ninety days before the holding of any general election in the Town, the mayor shall appoint one discreet, qualified elector of the Town as supervisor of registration, for said
election. He shall perform the duties as set forth in Sections 23-114, 23-116, and 23-117 of the 1952 Code of Laws of South Carolina.

Sec. 5.1l4 Notice of Bond election.

Notice of the holding of an election relative to the issue of bonds shall be published in some newspaper having general circulation in the town on not less than two occasions. The first publication shall appear not less than fifteen days prior to the holding of the election and the second publication shall appear within the week prior to the election. Such notice shall specify:

(a) The occasion of the holding of the election.

(b) The location of the polling place.

(c) The qualifications imposed upon persons desirous of
voting.

(d) The amount of bonds to be issued.

(e) A brief description of the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds shall be applied.