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2014 Statute


25-3905.Vacancies after primary election filled by party committee or district convention; governor and lieutenant governor vacancies filled by state party delegate convention. (a) When a vacancy occurs after a primary election in a party candidacy, such vacancy shall be filled by the party committee of the congressional district, county or state, as the case may be, except if the vacancy is in a party candidacy for a district office or for the office of member of the state board of education, it shall be filled by district convention held as provided in K.S.A. 25-3904, and amendments thereto, or as provided in K.S.A. 25-3904a, and amendments thereto, and except as otherwise provided in subsection (c). Such convention shall be called within 10 days of receipt of the notice that the vacancy has occurred or will occur. If only one political party nominates a candidate at the primary election and thereafter a vacancy occurs in such party candidacy, any political party may fill such vacancy in the manner specified in this section.

(b) In addition to other vacancies in party candidacies to which this section applies, this section shall also apply when a vacancy occurs in an office, and it is provided by law that such vacancy shall be filled by appointment until the next general election at which time a person is to be elected to fill the unexpired term, or words of like effect, and such vacancy occurs after the primary election.

(c) When a vacancy occurs after a primary election in a party candidacy for governor or lieutenant governor, a vacancy shall thereby also occur for the other of such two offices. Such vacancies shall be filled by a state party delegate convention. The convention shall be called by the state party chairperson. The delegates to the convention shall be the state party committee members, and the officers of the convention shall be the officers of the state party committee. At such convention the vote to fill such vacancies shall be taken such that each convention vote shall be for a candidate for governor and lieutenant governor running together. If the initial vacancy that has occurred is for the office of lieutenant governor, the person who is the candidate for governor of such pair of candidates shall be the only governor candidate at such convention.

History: L. 1972, ch. 131, § 5; L. 1973, ch. 153, § 24; L. 1975, ch. 216, § 7; L. 1990, ch. 130, § 8; July 1.

2019. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2019-11-22T06:30:07. Head Rev No: 533315