NOMINATIONS — CONVENTIONS — PRIMARY ELECTIONS
34-714. Filling vacancies in slate of political party candidates occurring prior to primary election. (1) Vacancies that occur before the primary election in the slate of candidates of any political party because of the death, disqualification for any reason, or withdrawal from the nomination process by the candidate, shall be filled in the following manner if only one (1) candidate declared for that particular office:
(a) By the county central committee if the vacancy occurs for the office of precinct committeeman or for a county office.
(b) By the legislative district central committee if the vacancy occurs for the office of state representative or state senator.
(c) By the state central committee if the vacancy occurs for a federal or state office.
The county and legislative district central committee shall fill the vacancy within fifteen (15) days from the date the vacancy occurred. The state central committee shall fill the vacancy within thirty (30) days from the date the vacancy occurred.
Any political party candidate so appointed by the proper central committee must, in order to have his name on the primary ballot, file a declaration of candidacy and pay the required filing fee.
(2) No central committee shall fill any vacancy which occurs within ten (10) days prior to the primary election. Vacancies which occur during this ten (10) day period because of the death, disqualification for any reason, or withdrawal from the nomination process by the candidate shall be filled according to the provisions of section 34-715, Idaho Code.
(3) Vacancies that occur in a slate of candidates for precinct committeeman within ten (10) days prior to the primary election shall not be filled.
[34-714, added 1970, ch. 140, sec. 118, p. 351; am. 1971 (E.S.), ch. 9, sec. 7, p. 20; am. 1975, ch. 21, sec. 3, p. 30; am. 1976, ch. 60, sec. 10, p. 205; am. 1989, ch. 70, sec. 3, p. 112; am. 1996, ch. 28, sec. 26, p. 77; am. 1999, ch. 222, sec. 1, p. 588.]