The term of office of a sheriff appointed by the county board to fill a vacancy caused by the death of the incumbent, continues until a successor is elected and qualified. State ex rel. Boone County Attorney v. Willott, 103 Neb. 798, 174 N.W. 429 (1919).
The words general election when used with reference to city elections and without any qualifying words mean the election for municipal officers in general. State ex rel. Castle v. Schroeder, 79 Neb. 759, 113 N.W. 192 (1907).
Under former law, a vacancy in the office of county judge should be filled by election where the unexpired term exceeded one year. State ex rel. Berge v. Lansing, 46 Neb. 514, 64 N.W. 1104 (1895), 35 L.R.A. 124 (1895).
Where the county treasurer-elect is not eligible to hold office, the incumbent is entitled to hold over and become his own successor. Richards v. McMillin, 36 Neb. 352, 54 N.W. 566 (1893).
Under former law, the term of office of a district judge, appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of an incumbent, expired when his successor had been elected and qualified. State ex rel. Bates v. Thayer, 31 Neb. 82, 47 N.W. 704 (1891).
Where, by separate act, specific provision is made for the filling of a vacancy in a county office, this section does not apply. State ex rel. Hull v. Walker, 30 Neb. 501, 46 N.W. 648 (1890).
Where a vacancy occurs in the office of county judge, it is the duty of the county board to appoint some person to discharge the duties of the office until an election is held at which the vacancy can be filled. Prather v. Hart, 17 Neb. 598, 24 N.W. 282 (1885).