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Newly Elected Official’s Guide to Taking Office

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Reviewed Date: November 14, 2019

Original Author: 
O'Hara, Stephanie
Date Created: 
Nov 14, 2019


Subjects:
City council--Procedure
City council--Forms
Boards--Laws and regulations
Boards--Municipal

Newly Elected Official’s Guide to Taking Office

Summary: 
You just won an election for your municipal office. Now what? We address some common questions of when and how you take office, who may administer your oath, and what information should be included the oath of office in this document. Sample oath templates for boards, judges and other offices are included for Tennessee municipal use.

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