Section 1. Members.
There shall be an Executive Committee of the Board of Governors composed of the following: the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the President of the Young Lawyers Division, the President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division, the Immediate Past President of the Young Lawyers Division and six (6) members of the Board of Governors elected by the Board. The election of members of the Executive Committee by the Board of Governors shall take place at the meeting of the Board following adjournment of the annual meeting for the State Bar of Georgia, and they shall serve for the term for which they are elected and until their successors are elected and qualified. Elections shall be by majority vote of those members of the Board of Governors present and voting. A ballot must contain one (1) vote for each position to be filled in order for it to be counted. No candidate may receive more than one vote per ballot. After the first or any succeeding ballot, those candidates with the votes of a majority of the members of the Board of Governors present and voting shall be declared elected to the office. If more candidates receive the votes of a majority of the members of the Board of Governors present and voting than there are vacancies to be filled, the vacancies shall be filled from the candidates receiving the greatest number of votes. If, after any ballot, one or more positions remain unfilled, or there is a tie for the last position, additional ballots shall be cast until all positions are filled. Those persons declared elected shall be dropped from all succeeding ballots. If on any ballot no candidate is declared elected, on the next succeeding ballot the person or persons who received the lowest number of votes cast shall be dropped from this and all future ballots, unless to do so would reduce the number of candidates to a number less than the positions to be filled plus one.
At the first election of members of the Executive Committee by the Board of Governors after adjournment of the 1998 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Georgia six (6) members of the Executive Committee shall be elected, three (3) of whom shall serve for two-year terms and three (3) of whom shall serve for one-year terms; and the President of the State Bar of Georgia shall determine by lot which three (3) of the six (6) members elected at such first election shall serve for one year and which three (3) shall serve for two (2) years. Thereafter all members of the Executive Committee elected by the Board of Governors shall be elected for terms of two (2) years each.
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