Town of Sykesville, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Sykesville 3-24-2003 by Ord. No. 234. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Registration, nomination and elections — See Charter, Art. V.
Ethics — See Ch. 12.
The Town shall permit the counting of write-in votes during general elections of the Town in accordance with the following:
A. 
Each write-in vote shall include a first and last name.
B. 
Each write-in vote shall be printed.
C. 
Each write-in vote shall be legible as determined by a majority of the Board of Elections Supervisors.
D. 
In the event there are two or more persons with the same first and last name that are qualified to receive write-in votes, a middle name or middle initial shall be included in the write-in vote.
E. 
In order to qualify to receive write-in votes, such write-in candidate must qualify to hold office pursuant to §§ C-4 and C-16 of the Town Charter, as applicable.
F. 
A write-in candidate who receives the highest number of votes in a general election must accept the position in person and in writing to the Town Manager (or any assistant secretaries who may be appointed by the Mayor and the Council) within 48 hours of certification of the election results to the Town Manager (or any assistant secretaries who may be appointed by the Mayor and the Council).
[Amended 6-11-2007 by Ord. No. 268]
G. 
A write-in candidate who receives the highest number of votes in a general election must file a financial disclosure statement with the State of Maryland Ethics Commission within 48 hours of certification of the election results to the Town Manager (or any assistant secretaries who may be appointed by the Mayor and the Council).
[Amended 6-11-2007 by Ord. No. 268]
The qualified individual with the highest number of votes shall be declared the winner of the election, including all write-in votes in compliance with the guidelines set forth above.
[Amended 6-11-2007 by Ord. No. 268]
In the event there is an open seat with no nominated candidates and no write-in votes, the Board of Elections Supervisors shall certify the open seat as "vacant" to the Town Manager (or any assistant secretaries who may be appointed by the Mayor and the Council). In such event, the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with § C-11 of the Town Charter.