6.0224 Appeal to challenge ruling-Failure of election officer to act.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 6.0224 ]

(a) In cases where the election officer or the district officials ruled on a challenge or the election officer refuses to register an applicant, or, refuses to change the register under section 6.0220, the person ruled against may appeal from the ruling to the Board of Registration.

(b) The Board of Registration shall sit on election day. The Board shall also sit at other times as the election officer determines to hear appeals, provided there are any, from the qualified electors registered. The board shall continue its sitting until all appeals have been heard.

(c) Reasonable notices of the sitting of the Board shall be given by publication in any newspaper or bulletin of general circulation or other news media. If the appeal is sustained, the Board shall immediately certify that finding to the election officer who shall thereupon alter the register to correspond to the findings of the Board, and when necessary, the election officer shall notify the district officials of the change in the register.

History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1.

Case Notes:

Where statute provided for appeal to Board of Registration from a denial of voter registration by election officer, and for judicial review of an adverse decision of the Board of Registration, court would not issue writ of mandamus to election officer ordering him to register prospective voter who had not yet appealed to Board of Registration, A.S.C.A. §§ 6.0224, 6.0230. Siofele v. Shimasaki, 8 A.S.R.2d 81 (1988).