June 5, 1990

Opinion stating that a member of the Beaufort County Council is planning to resign, and that less than one hundred and eighty days will elapse between the date of resignation and the date of the general election. This opinion addresses whether if, following the Governor appointing a person to fill the vacancy, a special election must still be held to fill the term from the November general election to the January date of taking office, i.e., does the Governor’s appointment only hold office until the general election or does he continue to hold office until January 2 when his successor takes the office.

Requested by: The Honorable James M. Waddell, Jr., Senator, District No. 46

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