Contest of Result

Section A: Contesting Within 48 Hours

Within 48 hours after the closing of the polls, any candidate may contest the result of the election as reported by the managers by filing a written notice of such contest, together with a concise statement of the grounds therefore, with the Municipal Election Commission or City Clerk in the Office of the City Clerk.

Within 48 hours after the filing of such notice, the Municipal Election Commission shall, after due notice to the parties concerned, conduct a hearing on the contest, decide the issues raised, file its report together with all recorded testimony and exhibits with the Clerk of the Court of Greenville County, and notify the parties concerned of the decisions made.

When the decision invalidates the election, City Council shall order a new election as to the parties concerned. Neither the mayor nor any member of City Council shall be eligible to pass on the issues arising in any contest in which he is a party.

Section B: Contesting Within 10 Days

Within 10 days after notice of the decision of the Municipal Election Commission, as set out in Section A of this section, any party aggrieved thereby shall have the right to appeal from the decision to the Court of Common Pleas for Greenville County. Such appeal shall be taken in the manner and have the effect and result as provided by the laws of the state in such cases provided (Section 14-11).