Commissioner Dan Green tells Huckleberries that the county GOP Central Committee has 15 days to submit 3 names to replace the late County Clerk Cliff Hayes and then the county commissioners have another 15 days to appoint one of the three. If none of the three nominees are acceptable, commissioners can decide not to appoint any of them. In that case, the Central Committee would be given time to make the appointment. Idaho Statute 59-906 covers this process. Click here to read it.
DFO: I would prefer that the Central Committee take the full 15 days to make the nominations and that commissioners take their time in making the appointment, out of respect to the late County Clerk Cliff Hayes and his family.