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Electing a Vice-Mayor

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Reviewed Date: June 12, 2017

Original Author: 
Darden, Don
Date Created: 
Jun 20, 2003


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Electing a Vice-Mayor

Summary: 
MTAS was asked how to go about electing a Vice-Mayor.

Knowledgebase-Electing a Vice-MayorThe City of Morrison asked MTAS how to go about electing a Vice-Mayor. MTAS advised that the Mayor declare nominations open for the office of Vice-Mayor. If only one person is nominated, the Mayor declares that nominations are closed and asks for a motion to elect the nominee as Vice-Mayor. If more than one person is nominated, the Mayor may declare that nominations are closed, without objection, when all nominations are in, and then ask for a motion to elect the first nominee. If the first nominee gets a majority vote, then that person is the Vice-Mayor. If not, a motion is requested to elect the second nominee, and so on, until one of the aldermen receives a majority vote and is elected Vice-Mayor.

Don J. Darden
Municipal Management Consultant


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