Sponsored by: Rep. Eddie Lumsden, et al.
Committee: House Special Committee on Election Integrity
- Bill adds a new Code section–in the event that a county does not have a board of elections and there is a vacancy in the office of judge of the probate court or the judge of the probate court is unable to perform the duties of the election superintendent, the chief judge of the superior court in the circuit to which the county is assigned shall appoint a qualified individual to serve as the acting election superintendent.
- Upon the filling of a vacancy in the office of judge of the probate court, the judge of the probate court will resume the duties of the election superintendent.
- The sole county commissioner or the board of county commissioners shall fix the compensation of the individual who serves as acting election superintendent until the vacancy is filled or the incapacitation ends. The compensation shall be paid from the general funds of the county.
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