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Southampton Town Mid Term Special Election (November 2009)
This proposal will make it so that if an elected position is vacated mid term then the town would have to hold a special election to fill that position within 90 days after the vacated position is declared. If there is a general election within the 90 days then a special election is not needed and the county would pay if there did happen to be a need for a special election. As it currently stands, the town board appoints a replacement for the vacated position then the voters decide at the next regular election whether to keep that person in the position or elect another. This change is seen as a positive way for voters to have more of a say and elected officials not to be able to force opinions on the electorate in regards to whom they appoint.
|Southampton Town Vacancy Change Proposition|