Appointment Terms

Commissioners are appointed to a four-year term that begins on July 1 and ends June 30. No member may serve more than two terms. Appointments are staggered to ensure continuity of service.

To serve a second term, a congressional district appointee's name would have to be randomly drawn again or be appointed through the legislative process.

If there is a vacancy on the Commission, a successor is selected and appointed to fill the unexpired term. The selection and appointment must be done within 30 days of the vacancy and in the same manner as the original appointment. For example, if there is a vacancy in Congressional District #1, the successor must come from the rolls of registered voters in that congressional district.

The Governor may not remove a member unless there is cause for incapacity, incompetence, neglect of duty, malfeasance in office, or for a disqualifying change of residence. A disqualifying change of residence would occur if a commissioner moved out of state or if a congressional district appointee moved outside the boundaries of his or her congressional district.