731.091 Elimination of staggered terms of office.

(A) The legislative authority of a village may, by the adoption of an ordinance or resolution to eliminate staggered terms of office, determine that all members of the legislative authority shall be elected at the same municipal election as provided for in this section.

(B) At the regular municipal election occurring not less than ninety days after the certification of the ordinance or resolution to the board of elections eliminating staggered terms of office, the following apply:

(1) If there are six members of the legislative authority, the number of members eligible for election at that regular municipal election shall be elected to two-year nonstaggered terms, and all members of the legislative authority shall be elected to four-year nonstaggered terms at all following municipal elections.

(2) If there are five members of the legislative authority, a number of members that is one less than the number of members that would otherwise be eligible for election at that regular municipal election but for the first-time implementation of the new membership of five, or, in the case of a village that has previously reduced its number of members to five, then the number of members eligible for election at that regular municipal election shall be elected to two-year nonstaggered terms, and all members shall be elected to four-year nonstaggered terms at all following municipal elections.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2013.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.177, HB 347, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.