[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 8-11-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for a fair and equitable process for selecting elective officers of the Village of Morrisville in the event the general or special election held for such purpose shall end in a tie.
In the event that more eligible persons than the number remaining to be elected receive for the same office or offices an equal number of votes at any general or special election of the Village of Morrisville, the Board of Trustees shall, within 20 days of such general election, convene for the purpose of scheduling a runoff election between such persons receiving an equal number of votes. Such special election shall be held as soon as practicable and shall be noticed, and conducted in accordance with the requirements for a special election of the Village.
If each person who shall have received such equal number of votes shall file with the Village Clerk, no later than two days after the final certification of such tie result, a written notice of consent that the selection of the person to be elected shall be made by lot, the runoff election shall be deemed waived and the Board of Trustees shall oversee the selection of the winner by lot in accordance with the provisions of § 15-126 of the Election Law.