[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Newtown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by the Legislative Council 6-5-2019]
Editor's Note: This ordinance shall be effective 6-28-2019.
The purpose of this article is to clarify and memorialize the processes by which Board of Education members are to be elected in the Town of Newtown, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Town of Newtown adopts § 9-204b of the Connecticut General Statutes to govern the process by which Board of Education members are to be elected.
The number of votes given to an elector in an election year shall be equal to the number of seats up for election in said year.
Each political party shall have the right to nominate as many persons as there are vacancies on the Board, and those names shall be placed upon the ballot.
If the number of candidates who would be elected exceeds the maximum number established in § 2-10(b)(2) of the Charter, then only the candidates of such political party with the highest number of votes up to the limit of such maximum shall be elected. The next-highest-ranking candidates, not from such political party, shall be elected, up to the number of places to be filled in each election.