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Vacancy

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  • El. Bd. Op. 1989-02

    A vacancy on a school board caused by a resignation after a recall petition has been filed with the school district clerk is filled by recall election and may not be filled by appointment by the school board.

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on December 17, 2008.

  • El. Bd. Op. 1995-01

    A vacancy on the Milwaukee Board of Election Commissioners is filled by appointment from a list of nominees submitted by the political party of whom the vacating member was a representative. (Issued to Mark E. Sostarich, May 22, 1995)

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on December 17, 2008.

  • El. Bd. Op. 2005-01

    A vacancy in the office of municipal judge, caused by the creation of that office by a municipality, is filled on a temporary basis by appointment and on a permanent basis by election at the next spring election following the effective date of the office, if the office takes effect before December 1 and at the spring election following the next spring election if the office takes effect after December 1. (Issued to John Voelker, April 22, 2005)

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