El. Bd. Op. 2005-01

A vacancy in the office of municipal judge, caused by the creation of that office by a municipality, is filled on a temporary basis by appointment and on a permanent basis by election at the next spring election following the effective date of the office, if the office takes effect before December 1 and at the spring election following the next spring election if the office takes effect after December 1. (Issued to John Voelker, April 22, 2005)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on December 17, 2008.