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25-3906.Vacancies in candidacies occurring after filing deadline and prior to primary; how filled; when applicable to vacancy in office. (a) When a vacancy in a party candidacy for any national, state, district or county elective office occurs under the circumstances specified in this section, such vacancy shall be filled by the party committee of the congressional district, county or state, as the case may be, except that if such 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 (d) and (e). Such convention shall be called within 10 days of notice that a vacancy has occurred or will occur.

(b) This section shall apply to any vacancy in a party candidacy which occurs after the closing time for filing to be a candidate specified in K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, and prior to or on the day of the primary election, if such occurrence results in a political party not having a primary candidate for such office.

(c) This section shall 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 during the period specified in subsection (b).

(d) When a vacancy occurs during the period specified in subsection (b) in a party candidacy for governor or lieutenant governor, and the occurrence results in a political party not having a pair of primary candidates for governor and 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.

(e) When there is more than one pair of candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of the same party, and a vacancy occurs during the period specified in subsection (b) in a candidacy for lieutenant governor of such party, and the occurrence results in a governor candidate not having a lieutenant governor candidate, such vacancy shall be filled by the candidate for governor of such pair of candidates designating a candidate for lieutenant governor to be the running mate.

History: L. 1972, ch. 131, § 6; L. 1973, ch. 153, § 25; L. 1975, ch. 216, § 8; L. 1990, ch. 130, § 9; July 1.



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