As used in this Title:

(1)  “Local governmental subdivision” means a parish or municipality.

(2)  “Political subdivision” means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions.

(3)  “Vacancy” occurs in an elective office when the office is or will be unoccupied by reason of the death of the official who was elected to the office, or by reason of his retirement or resignation, removal from office by any means, failure to take office for any reason, or when it becomes certain that the person elected to the office will not take the office on the day when the term for which he was elected commences, or when the person elected to or holding the office no longer meets the residence or domicile requirements of that office, any declaration of retention of domicile to the contrary notwithstanding, or when an office is created due to a reclassification of a municipality.

Acts 1976, No. 697, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978.  Acts 1984, No. 672, §1; Acts 2004, No. 526, §2, eff. June 25, 2004.