Section 28 - VACANCY IN OFFICE OF SUPREME COURT, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, COURT OF APPEALS
AND DISTRICT COURTS TO BE FILLED BY THE GOVERNOR
(a) A vacancy in the office of Chief Justice, Justice, or Judge of the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals,
the Court of Appeals, or the District Courts shall be filled by the Governor until the next succeeding General Election
for state officers, and at that election the voters shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.
(b) A vacancy in the office of County Judge or Justice of the Peace shall be filled by the Commissioners Court until
the next succeeding General Election. (Amended Aug. 11, 1891, Nov. 4, 1958, and Nov. 6, 2001.)
TEMPORARY TRANSITION PROVISION