[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Filling of Vacancies by Special Election
[Adopted 7-28-2009 by L.L. No. 51-2009]
Editor's Note: This local law passed at referendum 11-3-2009.
Provision shall be made for a special election to fill a vacancy in an elective office such that whenever a vacancy shall occur or exist in any elective Town office, such office shall be filled at a special election held on a date designated by the Town Board which is not less than 60 days following such vacancy and not more than 90 days following such vacancy.
If the vacancy occurs within 90 days of a general election, the office shall remain vacant until filled at a special election held on the same day as the general election.
The person elected to fill such vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term of office, unless such person is elected at the general election held to fill the next term of such office; then such person shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term and the following term.
The elective offices affected by this article are the Office of the Supervisor, the Town Council, the Town Clerk, the Superintendent of Highways, and the Receiver of Taxes.