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Friday, May 05, 2017

Failure of the individual to timely execute his or her oath of office upon election to a public office results in the position becoming vacant by operation of law


Failure of the individual to timely execute his or her oath of office upon election to his or her  public office results in the position becoming vacant by operation of law

§30(1)(h) of the Public Officers Law provides that an incumbent’s office “shall be vacant upon ... [an incumbent’s] refusal or neglect to file his [or her] official oath ... before or within thirty days after the commencement of the term of office for which he [or she] is chosen, if an elective office ....”1



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