2013 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 17 - Elections
Chapter 17-12 - Party Committees and Conventions
Section 17-12-5 - Acting in other contingencies.


RI Gen L § 17-12-5 (2013) What's This?

§ 17-12-5 Acting in other contingencies. – Any other contingency that arises pursuant to the provisions of the statutes with respect to the election of candidates for state or town office at any general, primary, or special election shall be met by the vote of the state committee, or the executive committee, or any duly selected subcommittee of the executive committee, of a political party, or by the state chairperson of the political party if so authorized. If any contingency arises under the provisions of the statutes with respect to the election of candidates for city office at any general, primary, or special election, it shall be met by vote of the city committee of a political party or the executive committee of the city committee or any duly elected subcommittee of the executive committee, or by the city chairperson of the political party if so authorized. For the purposes of this section, the term "contingency" means and includes the nonexistence of any required party committee, the failure of any existing party committee to act, an adjudication that a primary election is void, and the death, incapacity, or moving from the jurisdiction of a party's nominee prior to a general or special election. This section shall apply notwithstanding any provision of chapter 17 of this title to the contrary.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 4; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2563, § 1; P.L. 1952, ch. 2923, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-12-6; G.L. 1956, § 17-12-5; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1969, ch. 36, § 2; P.L. 1987, ch. 389, § 3.)

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