2017 Arkansas Code
Title 7 - Elections
Chapter 4 - Boards of Election Commissioners and Other Election Officers
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 7-4-102. County boards of election commissioners -- Election of members -- Oath

Universal Citation: AR Code § 7-4-102 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) In January of each odd-numbered year following the election of county committee officers, members of the county board of election commissioners shall be elected by their respective county committees.
    • (2) The membership of the county board shall be as follows:
      • (A) Two (2) members elected by the county committee of the majority party; and
      • (B) One (1) member elected by the county committee of the minority party.
  • (b)
    • (1) Within ten (10) days of the date of selection to the county board, the chair or secretary of each county committee shall notify the county clerk in writing of the names and addresses of those selected to serve on the county board.
    • (2) Upon receipt of the notice, the county clerk shall send to each of the county election commissioners, by registered mail, notice to appear before the clerk within thirty (30) days of selection as a county election commissioner to take and subscribe to the oath prescribed by the Arkansas Constitution.
    • (3) The oath shall be filed in the office of the county clerk and a duplicate forwarded to the Secretary of State.
  • (c) As soon as practicable following the election of members to the county board, the chair of the majority party of the county shall file with the county clerk and the Secretary of State a notice setting forth the names of the majority party's designated members of the county board, and the chair of the minority party shall file with the county clerk and the Secretary of State a notice setting forth the name of the minority party's member of the county board.
  • (d) The county board is deemed to consist of county officials, and its members shall be immune from tort liability pursuant to § 21-9-301.
  • (e) A member of the county board shall serve at the pleasure of his or her respective county committee, and a county committee may remove a member of the county board representing the county committee by majority vote of the county committee.
  • (f)
    • (1) A vacancy on the county board shall be filled by the election of a new member by the county committee of the appropriate party.
    • (2)
      • (A) The county committee shall elect a new member within forty-five (45) days of a vacancy.
      • (B) If the county committee fails to elect a new member within forty-five (45) days of a vacancy, the state chair of the appropriate party shall appoint a new member to the county board.
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