[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 10-15-1951 (Ch. I, § 2, 1-02-01, of the 1991 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Rules of procedure for boards and commissions — See Ch. 392.
In order to facilitate the uniform registration of voters there shall be a Bipartisan Canvassing Authority in the Town of Glocester.
The Town Council of the Town of Glocester shall appoint such Bipartisan Canvassing Authority. Such Authority shall consist of three qualified electors of said Town, not more than two of whom shall belong to the same political party. The terms of the members of said Authority shall be arranged so that the terms of office of the several members shall expire in different years. Each member shall be appointed to serve for a term of six years beginning on the first Monday in March following the date of his or her appointment and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. No person shall be appointed or serve as a member of such Authority who is an officer or employee of the United States or of this state or of any city or town of this state. Any member of said Authority who becomes a candidate for election to any public office and who fails to file a declination of candidacy within the time allowed by law shall be disqualified from holding membership upon said Authority and his successor shall be appointed forthwith by the Town Council, who shall fill any vacancy because of death, resignation or otherwise. For the purpose of receiving registrations, a quorum shall be comprised of one member of the Board; for all other purposes, a quorum shall consist of two members.
Every person appointed shall, before entering upon his duties, be sworn to faithful performance thereof, and a record of such oath shall be kept by the Clerk of said Authority.
Upon the establishment and by virtue of such establishment, and not prior thereto, of a canvassing authority by the Town Council as required herein, there shall be a transfer of the rights, powers and duties of the Town Council concerning nominations, elections, registration of voters, and canvassing rights, preparing and correcting the list of voters and other matters related thereto to the Canvassing Authority. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to affect the powers and duties of the Town Clerk concerning such matters as they are now exercised by him or her pursuant to existing law and the provisions of this chapter.
The Town Clerk shall be ex-officio the Clerk of the Canvassing Authority, except as may be otherwise provided by law.