Montana Code 7-13-2262 - Insufficient candidates -- vacancies on board of directors -- appointment of entire board
Montana Code > Title 7 > Chapter 13 > Part 22 > § 7-13-2262. Insufficient candidates -- vacancies on board of directors -- appointment of entire board
Current as of: 2009
(1) If the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of positions to be elected, the election administrator may cancel the election in accordance with 13-1-304. If an election is not held, the board of directors shall declare elected by acclamation the candidate who filed a nominating petition for the position. If no candidate filed a nominating petition for the position, the board of directors shall make an appointment to fill the position and the term is the same as if the director were elected.
(2) Except as provided in subsections (3) and (4), any vacancy in the board of directors, whether the vacant office is elective or appointive, must be filled by the remaining directors.
(3) If there are no directors remaining on the board and no nominees for any director position to be elected, the county commissioners may appoint the number of directors specified in 7-13-2232(1). If the district lies in more than one county, the county commissioners of each county with territory included in the district shall jointly appoint the directors. The county commissioners shall stagger the terms of the directors appointed.
(4) If the boundaries of the district include any municipality or municipalities and a new board must be appointed as provided in subsection (3), the board shall include one additional director to be appointed by the mayor of the municipality for which the additional director is allowed.
(5) Following the appointment of a board in accordance with subsection (3), the directors must be elected as provided in this part.
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