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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 009 : CITY OF RUTLAND

Subchapter 002 : CITY MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 9, § 2.01)
  • § 9-2.1. City election

    (a) On the first Tuesday in March of odd numbered years, the legal voters of the City shall elect, from among their number, a Mayor, a City Treasurer, a City Assessor, and six aldermen at large, each for a term of two years.

    (b) On the first Tuesday in March of even numbered years, the legal voters of the City, shall elect from among their number, five aldermen at large and such ward officers as are provided for hereinafter, each for a term of two years.

    (c) On the first Tuesday in March 1988, the legal voters of the City shall elect from among their number four school commissioners who shall hold office for three years; and on the first Tuesday in March 1989, they shall elect from among their number, three school commissioners who shall hold office for three years; and on the first Tuesday in March 1990, they shall elect from their number four school commissioners who shall hold office for three years; and annually thereafter school commissioners shall be elected at the annual City election by the legal voters of said City as their respective terms expire, to hold office for three years, and until their successors are elected and have qualified.

    (d) All officers of said City of Rutland, who have been duly elected or appointed and have qualified under the provisions of the charter in force before the passing of this act, and all such officers who shall be hereafter duly elected or appointed and shall qualify under the provisions of this act, shall continue to hold office until their successors have been duly elected or appointed and have qualified in accordance with the provisions of this act.

    (e) The election of all City and ward officers to be elected under the provisions of this act, shall be by ballot, and the person or persons receiving a plurality of all votes cast for any office aforesaid, shall be declared elected thereto.

    (f) In the election of ward officers, if no candidate receives a plurality of the votes cast, the Mayor shall appoint a legal voter of the ward to fill such office until the next election. In the election of all other elected officers, if no candidate receives a plurality of the votes cast, another election shall be called by the Mayor to be held within 60 days, said election shall be conducted under the same proceedings and methods as the inconclusive election.