Bar Rules

Section 7. Representative 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. Representative Council Elections

The election of the Representative Council shall occur at the State Bar of Georgia 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 Representative 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) Voting. Each YLD member in attendance at the State Bar Annual Meeting who desires to vote shall mark his or her ballot according to the instructions thereon and shall return the ballot to one of the voting places.

(c) Counting and Report. The Executive Director of the Young Lawyers Division or his or her nominee shall, at the end of the voting, count the votes and report the results at the State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting. The Executive Director may employ such impartial clerical assistance as he or she may deem necessary.

(1) The five (5) candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the elections for members from each of the Federal Judicial Districts to the Representative Council shall be declared elected.

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

(3) The two (2) candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the election for nonresident member to the Representative 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 State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting shall, by vote, determine which of such tying candidates shall be declared elected



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