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19-203.Vacancy in office of commissioner, how filled; vacancies created by increase in number of districts, how filled. (a) Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 19-204b, and amendments thereto, when a vacancy occurs in the office of a member of the board of county commissioners, it shall be filled by appointment of a resident in the district to fill the office for the unexpired term and until a successor is elected and qualified. When a vacancy occurs before May 1 of the first even-numbered year following the commencement of a term of office, it shall be filled by the appointment of a resident of such district who shall serve until a successor is elected and qualified at the next general election. Such successor shall assume office on the second Monday of January next following such election.

(b) Except as provided by subsection (c), appointments under this section shall be made in the manner provided by K.S.A. 25-3902, and amendments thereto, for filling vacancies in district offices.

(c) Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 19-204b, and amendments thereto, vacancies created by an increase in the number of county commissioner districts in a county pursuant to K.S.A. 19-204, and amendments thereto, shall be filled by appointment of the governor. The governor shall make such appointments within 30 days of the date of the adoption of the resolution dividing the county into commissioner districts or within 30 days of the date of the order of the district court dividing the county into commissioner districts as required by K.S.A. 19-204a, and amendments thereto. Such appointees shall serve until successors are elected and qualified at the next general election. Such successors shall assume office on the second Monday of January next following their election. If at the next general election following such appointments, more than a simple majority of commissioners are elected, persons elected to the positions created by an increase in the number of districts shall be elected for two year terms and until their successors are qualified. Thereafter such members shall be elected to four year terms and until their successors are qualified. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to positions created by an increase in the number of districts at the election held in November 1990 and all such elections thereafter.

History: L. 1901, ch. 129, § 3; R.S. 1923, 19-203; L. 1965, ch. 158, § 2; L. 1973, ch. 102, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 130, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 38, § 3; L. 1993, ch. 250, § 3; L. 2009, ch. 134, § 5; May 28.

Revisor's Note:

Special provision for Sherman County, see 19-204b.



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