[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Montville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-24-1953 (Part 80 of the 1991 Compilation)]
The number of members of the Montville Board of Education shall be nine
[Adopted 11-6-1973 by Ord. No. O-X (Part 82 of the 1991 Compilation)]
From the effective date of this article, any political party may nominate as candidates for election to the Board of Education a number of candidates equal to the number of members of said Board to be elected in the election for which nominations are being made.
From the effective date of this article, any elector of the Town may vote for as many candidates as there are members of said Board to be elected in the election at which such vote is being cast.
Provided, however, that not more than one-half of the members of said Board declared elected at such election shall be of the same political party if the number to be elected is even, and not more than a bare majority of the members of said Board declared elected at such election shall be members of the same political party if the number to be elected is odd.
If the number of candidates, sufficient to fill the offices voted on, receiving the highest number of votes at such election are of the same political party, those persons sufficient to fill one-half or a bare majority of such offices, as the case may be, who receive the highest number of votes among such candidates shall be declared elected, and those persons receiving the next highest number of votes who do not belong to the same political party, sufficient in number to fill the remaining offices, shall be elected.
This article shall take effect for all elections to the Board of Education after the election at which it is approved by the voters of the Town of Montville.