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AGO Opinions with Topic: ELECTION TO FILL VACANCIES
AGO 1962 No. 96 >  February 19, 1962
DISTRICTS - PUBLIC UTILITY - SECOND CLASS - COMMISSIONERS - ELECTION TO FILL VACANCIES
DISTRICTS ‑- PUBLIC UTILITY ‑- SECOND CLASS ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- ELECTION TO FILL VACANCIES (1) Where there are two vacancies on the board of commissioners of a second class public utility district both vacancies are to be filled by special election held not more than forty days after such vacancies occur. (2) The commissioners elected at a special election to fill vacancies created on the board of commissioners of a second class public utility district are elected to hold office for the unexpired term of the commissioners whom they replace. (3) The election to fill vacancies on the board of commissioners of a second class public utility district must be held forty days after the occurrence of the vacancies pursuant to RCW 54.12.010.  The county auditor, who is charged by law with the power and duty of conducting public utility district elections (in other than class AA or class A counties), is authorized to prescribe a reasonable time within the forty-day period in which petitions for nominations may be filed.
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