Procedure for selecting a successor to fill a vacancy in any office which by law is to be selected by the Robertson County Commission:
A. When a vacancy occurs, each member of the Commission shall be notified to said vacancy at least seven days prior to the meeting at which a successor is to be elected.
B. Nominations: All members of the Commission are eligible to nominate persons to fill certain vacancies in office. To insure the candidate is qualified to serve, the Commission member shall state the name of candidate, his or her place of residence and the length of time the person has lived in Robertson County. No second shall be required to place the name in nomination. The candidate shall either in writing or orally give assurance to the Commission that he or she will serve if elected.
C. Upon the close of nominations, voting for the candidates shall begin.
A majority vote (13) of the Commission shall be required to re-open nominations.
D. If any one candidate receives a majority vote of the legal membership he or she shall be declared the winner.
If there are three (3) candidates for the position and none receive a majority vote, the candidate receiving the fewest votes shall be dropped from the ballot and a vote shall be taken on the remaining two candidates.
If there are four (4) or more candidates and no single candidate receives a majority vote, any candidate who received less than ten percent of the total votes cast shall be dropped from the ballot.
If on a subsequent ballot there is still no candidate receiving a majority vote, any candidate who receives less than twenty percent of the vote shall be dropped from the ballot.
If on the next ballot there is still no candidate receiving a majority vote, then forty percent would apply and that candidate would be dropped from the ballot.
E. The County Mayor shall vote only in case of a tie when there are two candidates.