NO. R-99. JOINT RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS BY PLURALITY VOTE BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 1996.
Offered by:Senator Shumlin of Windham County, Senator Doyle of Washington County, Senator Gear of Chittenden County and Senator Webster of Orange County.
Whereas, in recent years it has become increasingly necessary to shorten the length of time spent by the General Assembly in joint session for the election of various officials, and
Whereas, it has been determined by the Committee on Joint Rules that if elections for multiple vacancies were to be decided by a plurality vote, then a great savings of time can be effectuated, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That, notwithstanding the current provisions of Joint Rule 10, and for this election only, the election of two (2) legislative Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges Corporation at a Joint Assembly to be held on February 15, 1996, shall be governed by the following procedure:
(1) All candidates for the office of Trustee shall be voted upon and decided on the same ballot; members may vote for any number of candidates up to and including the maximum number of vacancies to be filled, which in this case shall be two.
(2) The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected to fill the two vacancies.
(3) In the event that the first balloting for the Trustee vacancies results in a tie vote for one or more of the two vacant positions, then voting shall continue on successive ballots until the vacancies have been filled, again by election declared of those candidates receiving the greatest number of votes.