(1) For the election of the initial office holders of a metro township, city, or town,
respectively, incorporated under Section 10-2a-404, the county legislative body shall:
(a) unless a primary election is prohibited by Subsection 20A-9-404(2), hold a primary election at the next regular primary election, as described in Section 20A-1-201.5, following the November 3, 2015, election to incorporate; and
(b) hold a final election at the next regular general election date following the
election to incorporate.
(2) The number of officers elected under Subsection (1):
(a) for a metro township, regardless of the metro township's population, shall be
consistent with the number of council members described in Subsection 10-2a-404(1)(b)(i); or
(b) for a city or town, shall be consistent with the number of council members, including
the city mayor as a member of a city council, described in Subsection 10-2a-404(1)(b)(ii).
(3)(a) Until the metro township, city, or town is incorporated, the county clerk is
the election officer for all purposes in an election of officers of the metro township,
city, or town.
(b) The county clerk is responsible to ensure that:
(i) if applicable, the primary election described in Subsection (1)(a) is held on
the date described in Subsection (1)(a);
(ii) the final election described in Subsection (1)(b) is held on the date described
in Subsection (1)(b); and
(iii) the ballot for each election includes each office that is required to be included
for officials in the metro township, city, or town, and the length of term of each
(4) The officers elected at an election described in Subsection (1)(b) shall take
office at noon on the first Monday in January next following the election.
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