Alternative County Government - County Departments and Offices - Vacancies in elective offices

Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 205. Vacancies in elective offices. Vacancy in the offices of
sheriff, coroner, county clerk, register, district attorney, and county
treasurer shall be filled by the governor with the advice and consent of
the senate if in session. When a vacancy shall occur, otherwise than by
expiration of term, in the office of judge of the county court,
surrogate, or judge of the family court outside the city of New York, it
shall be filled for a full term at the next general election held not
less than three months after such vacancy occurs and, until the vacancy
shall be so filled, the governor by and with the consent of the senate,
if the senate shall be in session, or, if the senate not be in session
the governor may fill such vacancy by an appointment which shall
continue until and including the last day of December next after the
election at which the vacancy shall be filled. All other vacancies in an
elective county office shall be filled by the board of supervisors.