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Cheongdo Gun Council

Councilmen's Duty and Tenure

Local Council Members’ Rights

Local council members are given certain rights needed to fulfill their duties. Since they are the members of a consensus body, they are able to exercise their rights solely or jointly depending on circumstances.
Local council members’ rights include right to propose a bill, right to propose a motion, right to speak, right to vote, eligibility for election, right to introduce a petition and right to request document submission.

Local Council Members’ Duties

A local council member shall have obligations as the citizens’ representative and member of a local council. In case they are violated, he/she shall be subject to punishment. He/she may even lose his/her membership from the council. Local council members’ duties include prioritizing public interests over other interests, maintaining integrity and dignity, attending a meeting and commitment to their duties, not allowed to hold other jobs or engage in transactions and maintenance of public order.

Local Council Members’ Tasks

Chairman
The Chairman represents the Council, arranges Council proceedings, maintains order in meetings and supervises administrative works of the Council.
Vice Chairman
The Vice Chairman acts as a deputy Chairman in the absence of the Chairman.
Chairperson of Committee
The Chairperson of Committee represents the Committee, arranges proceedings, maintains order and supervises administrative works.
The Vice Chairman of Committee acts as a deputy Chairman of Committee in the absence of the Chairman of Committee.

Local Council Members’ Term of Office

A local council member’s term of office is four (4) years. It was shortened to three (3) years in 1956 but returned back to four (4) years in 1958. As an exception, the term of office for those elected at the 2nd local elections in April 1995 was set to three (3) years.
The term of office for local council members begins from the next day of the expiry of the term of office for former council members. In case the elections are held after the expiry of former council members’ term of office due to force majeure causes such as acts of God, the term of office starts from the date elected.
For those elected through by-election, the term of office begins from the date elected. They shall serve out the remaining term of the former council members. Those elected by elections to full vacancy shall also serve out the remaining term of the former council members.