Every officer except a judicial officer, a notary public, a commissioner of deeds
and an officer whose term is fixed by the constitution, having duly entered on the
duties of his office, shall, unless the office shall terminate or be abolished, hold
over and continue to discharge the duties of his office, after the expiration of the
term for which he shall have been chosen, until his successor shall be chosen and
qualified; but after the expiration of such term, the office shall be deemed vacant
for the purpose of choosing his successor. An officer so holding over for one or more entire terms, shall, for the purpose
of choosing his successor, be regarded as having been newly chosen for such terms. An appointment for a term shortened by reason of a predecessor holding over, shall
be for the residue of the term only.
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