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How Registry Members Are Appointed

A total of seven members are appointed to the Registry by the Governor, the Auditor of Public Accounts, the Attorney General and the Secretary of State.  The board members serve four year terms and their appointments are staggered.

The Governor's four selections are made as follows:

One member of the registry is appointed by the Governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the state central committee of the political party with the largest vote count in the last gubernatorial election.

One member of the registry is appointed by the Governor from a list of three nominees submitted by the state central committee of the political party with the second largest vote count in the last gubernatorial election.

The two other gubernatorial appointments are chosen from nominations solicited from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair election and informed voting, with one appointee from each of the two political parties with the first and second largest vote counts in the last gubernatorial election.

The selection by the Auditor of Public Accounts is as follows:

The Auditor of Public Accounts solicits nominations from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting. The appointee shall be a member of one of the two political parties with the largest vote counts in the last gubernatorial election.

The Attorney General selects as follows:

The Attorney General solicits nominations from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting. The appointee shall be a member of one of the two political parties with the largest vote counts in the last gubernatorial election, but the appointee may not be a member of the same political party as the appointment made by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

The Secretary of State's selection follows these guidelines:

Names of nominees are solicited from at least two organizations which have demonstrated a nonpartisan interest in fair elections and informed voting. The person appointed by the Secretary of State is appointed without regard to political party affiliation.

 

Last Updated 5/23/2008
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