(a) When any public office shall become vacant by death, resignation, or otherwise,
the Governor shall promptly fill such vacancy unless otherwise provided by this Constitution
or by law; and persons so appointed shall serve for the unexpired term unless otherwise
provided by this Constitution or by law.
(b) In case of the death or withdrawal of a person who received a majority of votes
cast in an election for the office of Secretary of State, Attorney General, State
School Superintendent, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture, or
Commissioner of Labor, the Governor elected at the same election, upon becoming Governor,
shall have the power to fill such office by appointing, subject to the confirmation
of the Senate, an individual to serve until the next general election and until a
successor for the balance of the unexpired term shall have been elected and qualified.
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