(1) Except as otherwise provided in an optional plan adopted under Chapter 52a, Changing
Forms of County Government:
(a) each elected county officer shall be elected at the regular general election every
four years in accordance with Section 20A-1-201, except as otherwise provided in this title;
(b) county commissioners shall be elected at the times, in the manner, and for the
terms provided in Section 17-52a-201; and
(c) an elected officer shall hold office for the term for which the officer is elected,
beginning at noon on the first Monday in January following the officer's election
and until a successor is elected or appointed and qualified, except as provided in
(2)(a) The terms of county officers shall be staggered in accordance with this Subsection
(b) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), in the 2014 general election:
(i) the following county officers shall be elected to one six-year term and thereafter
elected to a four-year term:
(A) county treasurer;
(B) county recorder;
(C) county surveyor; and
(D) county assessor; and
(ii) all other county officers shall be elected to a four-year term.
(c) If a county legislative body consolidates two or more county offices in accordance
with Section 17-16-3, and the consolidated offices are on conflicting election schedules, the county legislative
body shall pass an ordinance that sets the election schedule for the consolidated
offices in a reasonable manner that staggers the terms of county officers as provided
in this Subsection (2).
(3) An individual who holds a municipal elected office may not, at the same time,
hold a county elected office.
(4) The restriction described in Subsection (3) applies regardless of whether the
individual is elected to the office or appointed to fill a vacancy in the office.
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