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Bill Number: 1067 Ratification Number: 578 Act Number 520 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Vacancy occurring in the office of the probate judge of Calhoun County on or before October 1, 1982
(A520, R578, S1067)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANY VACANCY OCCURRING IN THE OFFICE OF THE PROBATE JUDGE OF CALHOUN COUNTY ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1982, SHALL BE FILLED BY A NONPARTISAN ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 1982 GENERAL ELECTION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF SUCH ELECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Vacancy to be filled
Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any vacancy occurring in the office of Probate Judge of Calhoun County, on or before October 1, 1982, shall be filled by election in the manner hereinafter provided in this section. Such election shall be nonpartisan election. The person so elected shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term and shall take office upon the certification of the election results.
All persons desiring to qualify as a candidate and be elected to such office shall file written notice of such candidacy with the county election commission at least thirty days before the date set for the election but not earlier than sixty days prior to the election. This notice of candidacy shall be a sworn statement and shall include the candidate's name, age, residence, and such other information as the county election commission shall require.
The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the election in the manner governed by the election laws of this State mutatis mutandi. The commissioners shall prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts and do all things necessary to carry out such election, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results thereof. The commissioners shall advertise the date of the election at least once fifteen days preceding the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in Calhoun County and may publish such other notices as they deem necessary. The cost of the election shall be borne by Calhoun County.
The results of the election shall be determined in accordance with the nonpartisan plurality method prescribed by Section 1 of Act 81 of 1977 and designated as Section 5-15-61 of the 1976 Code in the 1981 Cumulative Supplement.
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the approval by the Governor.