COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
SEVEN-MEMBER BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
31-5603. Seven-member board — Districts to be redrawn — Election of additional commissioners. (1) Upon the adoption of the form of government provided in this chapter, at the regular meeting of the board in January, preceding any election of additional county commissioners, the board must divide the county into the number of districts equal to the number of commissioners approved by the electors. The districts established shall be as nearly equal in population as possible. The redrawing of an existing district which places the incumbent county commissioner for that district outside of its boundaries shall not disqualify or otherwise affect the qualifications of the commissioner during his incumbency.
(2) The four (4) additional commissioners shall be elected at the general election following the adoption of the form of government provided in this chapter.
(3) In no event shall the term of office of any incumbent member of the board of county commissioners be affected by the adoption of the form of government provided in this chapter.
[31-5603, added 1996, ch. 283, sec. 7, p. 941.]