2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1357 — Election; results; rules and regulations; promulgation


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§1357. Election; results; rules and regulations; promulgation

A.(1) The director shall submit a written report of the election results to the State Civil Service Commission and the secretary of state within one working day after completion of the counting of votes or, if a runoff election is held, within one working day after completion of the counting of votes in the runoff election.

(2) Upon receipt of the results of the election, the secretary of state shall promulgate the results thereof. The candidate who receives the greatest number of the votes cast in the election shall be elected, provided such candidate receives at least thirty-five percent of the total votes cast in the election. If no candidate is elected in the first election, the candidate who receives the greatest number of the votes cast in the runoff election shall be elected. The secretary of state shall notify the candidate who is elected of his election.

(3) In the event that the two candidates in the runoff election each receive the same number of votes in the runoff election, the winner shall be determined by lot by the secretary of state.

B. The director of the Department of State Civil Service may make reasonable rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter.

Added by Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975. Acts 1988, No. 164, §1; Acts 1997, No. 45, §1; Acts 2003, No. 332, §1.

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