3F06 Special Election
DATE AND PLACE OF THE ELECTION
The election will be held during the Regular Meeting of ANC 3F on November 21, 2017 in the lobby at the regular meeting location (UDC Building 44, Auditorium on the 1st Floor). The meeting will be held from 7:30 pm – close of regular business. Voting will take place from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE
The election will be open to registered voters of SMD 3F06 only. Potential voters must present themselves at the polling place and must have either a voter identification card from the DC Board of Elections (BOE) showing that they are registered to vote in SMD 3F06 or be listed as a voter in SMD 3F06 on the voter registration list provided by the BOE.
ELIGIBILITY OF VOTERS
As voters enter the lobby, they will be checked to verify that their name is on the BOE voter registration list or they have a voter identification card indicating registration in SMD 3F06. Those voters whose name is on the list will enter their signature on the list opposite their name. Those voters whose names are not on the list but who have a voter identification card will enter their names, addresses, and signatures on a separate sheet. Those whose names are not on the list and who also do not have a voter identification card will not be given a ballot.
Casting of ballots, supplied by the ANC, will commence at 7:30 PM. A ballot box will be placed in the area of the lobby where it can be observed by all present at the meeting. The candidates or their representatives may check the ballot box before voting begins to assure that it is empty. Each candidate will be permitted one observer (the candidate or a designee of the candidate) to observe the voting process, but the observer will not be permitted to interrupt or interfere with the voting, and will not be permitted to communicate directly or indirectly with any voter. All ballots must be placed in the ballot box or returned to the election manager, who will make note of the returned ballot and the reasons for it. The election manager will have authority to replace spoiled ballots. The Chairperson shall appoint the election manager. Voting will continue until the polls close at 9:00 pm. Anyone still in line waiting to register at 9:00 pm will be allowed to vote if otherwise qualified.
COUNTING THE VOTES
The ballot box will remain closed until the polls have closed. After the voting ends, the ballot box will be opened, and the votes will be counted by at least two impartial vote counters. The candidates or their representatives may observe the counting of the votes. The results will then be submitted to and read aloud by the Chairperson of the ANC. The election manager will report to the Commission any unresolved issues not addressed by these rules. The Commission will take action to resolve these issues before the end of the meeting. In the event of a tie vote, in accordance with the DC Official Code, the candidates or their proxies will cast lots (e.g. draw slips of paper from a box or flip a coin) to determine the winner. In the event of any incident or occurrence that threatens the conduct or fairness of the election or the vote count, the election manager will be authorized to suspend the balloting or counting of ballots.
FILLING THE VACANCY
Following the results of the election, the ANC will vote on a resolution stating the name of the winner and asking the Board of Elections to declare the vacancy filled.