Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 82.djvu/148

This page needs to be proofread.
[82 STAT. 106]
[82 STAT. 106]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

106

69 Stat. 702. D.C. Code 11110.

Vacancies.

69 Stat. 703.

Dual nomina.ons, prohibition.

Citation of act.

PUBLIC LAW 90-292-APR. 22, 1968

[82

STAT.

in any runoff election, the Board may resolve such tie vote by requiring the candidates receiving the tie vote to cast lots at such time and in such manner as the Board may jjrescribe. "(6) If any candidate withdraws (in accordance with such rules and time limits as the Board shall prescribe) from a runoff election held to select a member of the I^oard of Education or dies before the date of such election, the candidate who received the same number of votes in the general election next preceding such runoff election as a candidate in such runoff' election or who received a number of votes in such general election which is next highest to the number of votes in such general election received by a candidate in the runoff election and A\ho is not a candidate in such runoff' election shall be a candidate in such runoff election. The resolution of any tie necessary to determine the candidate to fill the vacancy caused by such withdrawal or death shall be resolved by the Board in the.same manner as ties are resolved underi^aragraph (5).'(C) by amending subsection (b) to read as folloM's: " (b) All elections prescribed by this Act shall be conducted by the l^oard in conformity with the provisions of this Act. I n all elections held pursuant to this Act the polls shall be open from 8 o'clock antemeridian to 8 o'clock postmeridian. Candidates receiving the highest number of votes in elections held pursuant to this Act, other than general elections for members of the Board of Education, shall be declared the winners."; (D) by inserting after "In the case of a tie in subsection (c) the following: "vote in any election other tlmn an election for members of the Board of Education,"; (E) by inserting after "official" in subsection (d) the following: ", other than a member of the Board of Education,"; and (F) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (e) Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of member of the Board of Education, such vacancy shall be filled at the next general election for members of the Board of Education which occurs more than ninety-nine days after such vacancy occurs. However, the Board of Education shall appoint a person to fill such vacancy until the unexpired term of the vacant office ends or until the fourth Monday in January next following the date of the election of a person to serve the remainder of such unexpired term, whichever occurs first. A person elected to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the duration of the unexpired term of office to which he was elected. Any person appointed under this subsection shall have the sjime qualifications for holding such office as were required of his immediate predecessor." (8) The first sentence of section 11(b) of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1111 (b)) is amended by striking out "the United States District Court for the District of Columbia" and inserting in lieu thereof "the District of Columbia Court of Appeals". (9) The following new sections shall be added at the end of such Act: "SEC. 15. No person shall be a candidate for more than one office on the Board of Education in any election for members of the Board of Education. If a person is nominated for more than one such office, he shall, within three days after the Board has sent him notice that he has been so nominated, designate in writing the office for which lie wishes to run, in which case he will be deemed to have withdraw-n all other nominations. In the event that such person fails within such three-day period to file such a designation with the Board, all such nominations of such person shall be deemed withdrawn. "SEC. 16. This Act may be cited as the 'District of Columbia Election Act'."