§ 5. Whenever a member of an elected board of trustees of a fire protection district
ceases to be an inhabitant of the district, his or her office shall become immediately
vacant. Whenever a vacancy in the board of trustees occurs, either by death, resignation,
refusal to qualify, ceasing to be an inhabitant of the district, or for any other
reason, the vacancy shall be filled as follows: (i) if the vacancy is in a 3-member,
5-member, or 7-member appointed board, by the appropriate appointing authority, and
(ii) if the vacancy is in an elected board, by the elected board within 60 days after
the vacancy occurs. The person appointed shall qualify for office as provided in this Act and shall
thereupon assume the duties of the office for the unexpired term to which the person
was appointed, except that in a district in which trustees are elected, the person
appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve only until the first Monday of the month following
the month of the next regular election, and at that election a trustee shall be elected
to fill the vacancy for any balance of the unexpired term and until the elected trustee
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