Voting

After committee members have reported their findings, the committee shall consider and vote upon the evaluation of the candidate as: “well qualified;” “qualified;” “not qualified” or “insufficient information to evaluate.” 

Voting may be accomplished by such means as may be established by the chair. The chair shall also establish a deadline by which all committee members must vote. A quorum of 13 members voting by the established deadline shall be necessary for the vote to be valid. If a valid vote has occurred, a candidate receiving a majority of votes cast in any given category by the established deadline shall be reported to the Governor and/or the Governor’s Council as “well qualified,” “qualified,” “not qualified” or “insufficient information to evaluate.” 

If a candidate receives less than a majority of votes of “well qualified,” but when votes of “qualified” and “well qualified” are combined those combined votes constitute a majority of all votes cast, that candidate shall be reported as “qualified.”

In the event that the committee has voted a candidate “not qualified” or “insufficient information to evaluate,” the candidate shall be immediately notified and afforded an opportunity to be heard by the committee. Immediately following said hearing, the committee members present may vote to reconsider the prior vote. Upon a majority vote of the committee members present and voting, the committee shall revote upon the candidate in such manner and at such time as the chair shall establish. Upon the completion of the original voting or revote, the chair shall submit the evaluation to the Governor and/or the Governor’s Council.