Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-2681 Election Of Directors; Qualification; Vacancies

48-2681. Election of directors; qualification; vacancies

A. In each district organized under this chapter an election shall be held on the first Wednesday in October of the calendar year next succeeding that in which the organization of the district is completed, and on the first Wednesday in October each second year thereafter, at which one or more directors for the district as provided in section 48-2607 shall be elected to fill the vacancy or vacancies occurring on the board by expiration of the term of office of one or more members of the board as provided in section 48-2615. The persons receiving the highest number of votes for the offices to be filled at the election shall be declared elected thereto.

B. Within ten days after receiving their respective certificates of election, each of the persons elected shall qualify as a director by taking and subscribing the official oath and filing a bond as provided by this section. Each director shall execute an official bond in the amount of one thousand dollars, which shall be approved by the judge of the superior court in the county where the organization of the district was affected, and recorded in the office of the county recorder of such county. The official bond together with the official oath shall be filed with the secretary of the board of directors. Official bonds shall be in the form prescribed by law for official bonds of county officers.

C. If a vacancy occurs on the board of directors, it shall be filled by appointment by the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is organized. A director so appointed shall qualify within ten days after receiving notice of his appointment in the same manner as provided for directors elected to the office, and shall hold office only until the next regular election for the district and until his successor is elected and qualified.

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