Bar Rules

Section. 7. Executive Council Elections

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / Bylaws of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia / ARTICLE VII ELECTIONS / Section. 7. Executive Council Elections

The election of the Executive Council and the members of the Executive Council elected to the Executive Committee shall occur at the Annual Meeting.

(a) Content of Ballots. The Election Committee shall have ballots prepared, which shall include (1) the name of each person duly nominated for each Executive Council position, (2) space for a write-in for each position, and (3) instructions as to the method by which a vote for a particular candidate shall be indicated.

(b) Plan of Election. The Election Committee shall, at the Executive Council meeting immediately preceding the Annual Meeting, present to the Executive Council for its approval a plan for the conduct of the Executive Council elections at the Annual Meeting. The plan shall contain a list of places and times for voting at the Annual Meeting and shall ensure that there is adequate time to count votes prior to the formal business at the Annual Meeting.

(c) Voting. Each member in attendance at the Annual Meeting desiring to vote shall mark his or her ballot according to the instructions thereon and shall return the ballot to one of the voting places.

(d) Counting and Report. The Election Committee shall, at the end of the voting, count the votes and report the results at the Annual Meeting. The Election Committee may employ such impartial clerical assistance as it may deem necessary.

(1) The candidates receiving the ten (10) greatest number of votes in the elections for members from each of the federal judicial districts to the Executive Council shall be declared elected.

(2) The candidates receiving the twelve (12) greatest number of votes in the elections for members at large to the Executive Council shall be declared elected.

(3) The candidates receiving the two (2) greatest number of votes in the election for nonresident member to the Executive Council shall be declared elected.

(4) In the event two (2) or more candidates receive the same number of votes in any election and such tie is between the candidates who receive the lowest number of votes that still might result in such candidates being elected, the YLD Members present at the Annual Meeting by vote shall determine which of such tying candidates shall be declared elected.

(e) Executive Council Representatives to Executive Committee. Subsequent to the election of the Executive Council, the members of the Executive Council (both new and continuing) shall by vote at the Annual Meeting, which need not be in writing, elect two (2) among them who shall serve as members of the Executive Committee for a term ending at the next Annual Meeting.



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