TITLE 18. LOUISIANA ELECTION CODE
CHAPTER 5. PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS
PART VII. FILLING OF VACANCIES
SUBPART A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
As used in this Title:
(1) A "vacancy" occurs in an elective office when the office is or will be unoccupied by reason of the death of the official who was elected to the office, or by reason of his retirement or resignation, removal from office by any means, failure to take office for any reason, or when it becomes certain that the person elected to the office will not take the office on the day when the term for which he was elected commences, or when the person elected to or holding the office no longer meets the residence or domicile requirements of that office, any declaration of retention of domicile to the contrary notwithstanding. Amended by Acts 1984, No. 672, Sec. 1.
(2) "Local governmental subdivision" means a parish or municipality.
(3) "Political subdivision" means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions.
Acts 1976, No. 697, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 1984, No. 672, Sec. 1.