TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-2
General State Officers

SECTION 17-2-5


§ 17-2-5 Vacancies in other general offices.

In case of a vacancy in the office of secretary of state, attorney general, or general treasurer, from any cause, the general assembly in grand committee shall elect some person to fill the office; provided, that if the vacancy occurs when the general assembly is not in session, the governor shall appoint some person to fill the vacancy until a successor elected by the general assembly is qualified to act.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1901, ch. 826, § 6; G.L. 1909, ch. 14, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 13, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 320, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 17-1-6; G.L. 1956, § 17-2-5; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1.)