TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-2
General State Officers

SECTION 17-2-6


§ 17-2-6 Majority required in general assembly – Term of officer elected to fill vacancy.

In elections by the general assembly in grand committee, the person receiving a majority of the votes shall be elected. Every person elected by the general assembly to fill a vacancy, pursuant to the provision of this chapter, shall hold his or her office for the remainder of the term or for the full term, as the case may be, and until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1901, ch. 826, § 7; G.L. 1909, ch. 14, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 13, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 320, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 17-1-7; G.L. 1956, § 17-2-6; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1.)