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Section 17-11-13

Disqualification of circuit clerk from serving as absentee election manager.

When the circuit clerk is a candidate for any office and has opposition, he or she shall be disqualified from performing any of the duties imposed by this chapter with reference to the handling of absentee ballots. At least 55 days prior to the election, the circuit clerk shall certify to the appointing board of the county his or her candidacy with opposition and that he or she is disqualified to serve or otherwise prevented from serving. The appointing board shall thereupon appoint a person to serve as absentee election manager in the manner provided for in Section 17-11-2.

(Acts 1975, No. 1147, p. 2251, §§11, 16; Acts 1978, No. 616, p. 873, §7; Acts 1986, No. 86-428, p. 791, §4; Acts 1988, No. 88-88, p. 114, §1; §17-10-13; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §52.)
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