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PART II. STATE BOARD OF ELECTION SUPERVISORS

§23. State Board of Election Supervisors

            A. The State Board of Election Supervisors is created and established in the Department of State as provided in R.S. 36:802. The board shall be composed of the following persons:

            (1) The lieutenant governor.

            (2) The secretary of state.

            (3) The attorney general.

            (4) The commissioner of elections or a designee of the secretary of state, as determined by the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall notify the board in writing of any such designation.

            (5) One member of the Clerks of Court Association, who shall be elected by the membership thereof to serve a four year term concurrent with that of the governor. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner for the remainder of the unexpired term.

            (6) One member of the Registrars of Voters Association, who shall be elected by the membership thereof to serve a four year term concurrent with that of the governor. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner for the remainder of the unexpired term.

            (7) One member, who shall be appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by the presidents of Centenary College at Shreveport, Dillard University at New Orleans, Louisiana College at Pineville, Loyola University at New Orleans, Tulane University of Louisiana at New Orleans, and Xavier University at New Orleans, each of whom shall submit one nominee who shall not be an elected or appointed public official. The term of office of each appointed member shall be concurrent with the term of the governor making the appointment. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation. A vacancy in the office of a member appointed by the governor shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment and for the remainder of the unexpired term.

            (8) One member of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana or its successor, who shall be elected by the membership thereof to serve a four-year term concurrent with that of the governor. A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner for the remainder of the unexpired term.

            B. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and all actions of the board shall require the affirmative vote of at least five members.

            C. The board shall be domiciled in Baton Rouge.

            D. The board shall elect a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members.

            E.(1) The lieutenant governor, attorney general, and secretary of state each may designate a particular named employee from within his department to permanently act for him and in his place in his absence from meetings of the board. The public official shall notify the board in writing of his designation or any redesignation.

            (2) The Registrars of Voters Association and the Clerks of Court Association each may elect an alternate member from their membership to permanently act for and in the place of the registrar or clerk, as the case may be, in his absence from meetings of the board. The president of each association shall notify the board in writing of the alternate member so elected.

            F. The board shall hold such meetings as are necessary to effectuate its purposes and shall meet upon call of the chairman or upon the request of any three members.

            G. The members of the board shall not receive any compensation but shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of the work of the board.

            Acts 1980, No. 681, §1, eff. July 24, 1980. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 778, §1, eff. Aug. 4, 1982; Acts 1983, No. 519, §1, eff. July 8, 1983; Acts 1988, No. 831, §1; Acts 2001, No. 451, §1, eff. Jan. 12, 2004; Acts 2003, No. 774, §4; Acts 2016, No. 281, §1, eff. May 31, 2016.




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