110. Where a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor or of councillor more than six months before the general election fixed by section 66, the other members of the council shall, within fifteen days following the vacancy, elect a person who has the qualifications required by section 19 and is not incompetent under section 20 to fill that office for the remainder of the term. If the vacant office is that of the mayor, the elected person may be chosen from among the other members of the council. The election shall be by secret ballot and the secretary-treasurer shall proclaim elected the person who obtains a majority of the votes of the members of the council present. In case of a tie-vote, the elected person is designated by a drawing of lots.
1978, c. 87, s. 110; 1987, c. 91, s. 12.