Knowledgebase-Vacancies in Office


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Title:Vacancies in Office
Summary:MTAS was asked what election procedures should be followed should the mayor resign prior to the upcoming November election.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:04/06/2004
Last Reviewed on::03/22/2010
Subject:Mayor; Elections
Type:General
Original Document: Vacancy in Office.pdf

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Text of Document: Vacancy in Office.doc

April 6, 2004

Ms. Betty Cotton, City Recorder
City of Caryville
P.O. Box 308
Caryville, Tennessee 37714

Re: Vacancies in Office

Dear Ms. Cotton

You have asked MTAS what election procedures should be followed should the mayor resign prior to the upcoming November election? The City of Caryville operates under the Mayor-Aldermanic Charter.

Should the mayor resign prior to the election, the vice-mayor automatically assumes the office of mayor. The effect of his becoming mayor vacates his former office as alderman. Under these circumstances Caryville would need to hold an election for both the office of alderman and mayor in November. Under your charter, the board could appoint an alderman to serve until the November election.

Please call me if you need further assistance or have questions.

Sincerely

Ron Darden
Municipal Management Consultant

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