The continuation of coverage rules for the majority-vote retirement system applies,
except only new members of the system are automatically covered. In addition, a position
which is occupied by a member who chooses coverage ceases to be covered if it becomes
occupied by a member of the group who voted “No” to coverage. Thus, where a member
of the retirement system in the "No" group transfers to a position formerly occupied
by a member who voted “Yes” to coverage, the member carries his "No" vote with him.
Similarly, if a member of the "Yes" group transfers to a position formerly occupied
by a member of the "No" group, his coverage continues.
If the retirement system is later abolished or positions are removed from coverage
under it, the "Yes" group continues to be covered but new employees occupying positions
which were formerly under the system would not be covered because they would not be
new members of the system.