Statewide offices and replacements

Monday, January 21st 2008, 4:47 pm
By: News 9

Currently, when statewide elected officials resign or their seat becomes suddenly vacant, the governor chooses a replacement. The figures below represent how pollers feel replacements should be selected for statewide offices.

When a statewide office becomes vacant, how should a replacement be chosen?


Percentage Number
of voters
Appointed by governor alone 22.2 170
Appointed by governor with
approval of legislature
41.2 315
Special election should be called 36.6 280