Village of Dobbs Ferry, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dobbs Ferry 8-9-2005 by L.L. No. 7-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All terms not defined herein shall have the meanings as set forth in the New York State Election Law.
Except as otherwise provided by law, to be elected to a local public office a candidate must receive more votes than any other candidate for the office.
A. 
In an election requiring a plurality vote, in the event that more eligible candidates than the number remaining to be elected receive for the same office or offices an equal number of votes, a second, runoff election to fill the office shall be held ("runoff election").
B. 
Such runoff election shall be held on the first Tuesday at least 10 days after the final certification of such tie result; provided, however, that the only persons who shall be deemed eligible for the runoff election shall be those persons who shall have received such equal number of votes who, as a result of the tie, are eligible for election.
C. 
The order of the candidates' names on the ballot shall be determined by a drawing conducted by the Village Clerk in the presence of all those persons who received such equal number of votes or a representative of such persons.
D. 
Such runoff election may be waived and the selection made by lot if each person who shall have received such equal number of votes shall file with the Village Clerk, no later than two days after such final certification of such tie result, a written notice of consent that such selection be made by lot.
E. 
If a waiver of such runoff election shall occur, the Village Clerk, no later than two days after receiving written notice of consent that such selection be made by lot, shall certify such facts in writing to any Supreme Court Justice within Westchester County, who shall within three days summon the candidates before him, and he shall, by lot, determine which of them shall be elected.