2012 New York Consolidated Laws
PBO - Public Officers
43 - Filling other vacancies.

NY Pub Off L § 43 (2012) What's This?
    § 43. Filling  other  vacancies.  If  a vacancy shall occur, otherwise
  than by expiration of term, with no provision of  law  for  filling  the
  same,  if the office be elective, the governor shall appoint a person to
  execute the duties thereof until the  vacancy  shall  be  filled  by  an
  election. But if the term of such officer shall expire with the calendar
  year  in  which  the  appointment  shall  be  made,  or if the office be
  appointive, the appointee shall hold for the residue of the term.

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