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Article - Election Law


    (a)    The Board of State Canvassers shall:

        (1)    (i)    convene only after a presidential primary election, a State general election, or a general or special general election that includes a candidate for member of the Congress of the United States;

            (ii)    convene within 35 days of that election; and

            (iii)    if a majority of members of the Board of State Canvassers is not present, adjourn for not more than 1 day;

        (2)    determine which candidates, by the greatest number of votes, have been elected to each office and which questions have received a sufficient number of votes to be adopted or approved;

        (3)    prepare statewide election results for each candidate and question, based on the certified copies of the statements made by the boards of canvassers; and

        (4)    prepare and transmit a certified statement of the election results to the State Board of Elections.

    (b)    (1)    If a member of the Board of State Canvassers dissents from a determination of an election result or reasonably believes that the conduct of a Board member or Board proceeding was not in compliance with applicable law or regulation or was otherwise illegal or irregular, the member shall prepare and transmit a distinct written statement of the reasons for the dissent or concern to the State Board of Elections.

        (2)    The State Board of Elections shall maintain a file of the written statements submitted under this subsection by members of the Board of State Canvassers.

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