40:41A-4. Canvass of returns
The results of the votes cast for and against the charter study question shall be returned by election officers, and a canvass of such election had, as is provided by law in the case of other public questions put to the voters of a county. The votes cast for members of the charter study commission shall be counted, and the result thereof returned by the election officers, and a canvass of such election had, as is provided by law in the case of the election of members of the board of freeholders. The seven candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be elected to the charter study commission, provided that if a majority of those voting on the public question shall vote against the election of a charter study commission, none of the candidates shall be elected. If two or more candidates shall receive the same number of votes, and such number of votes shall qualify both election to the seventh and last remaining vacancy on the commission, they shall draw lots to determine which one shall be elected.
Prior to the convening of the first meeting of the charter study commission, four additional members shall be appointed to the commission from among the citizens and residents of the county. Of the four appointed members, two shall be appointed by the chairman of the county committee of each of the two political parties whose candidates for Governor received the largest number of votes at the most recent gubernatorial election.
L.1972, c. 154, s. 4, eff. Sept. 19, 1972. Amended by L.1975, c. 84, s. 3, eff. May 5, 1975.
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