2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 5 - NOMINATIONS
22-5-401. Vacancies in nomination for major parties; procedure for filing generally.


WY Stat § 22-5-401 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) The vacancy in nomination which occurs if a major party candidate, between primary and general elections, dies, is disqualified to hold the office for which nominated, or files a withdrawal or rejection of nomination with the office where the candidate filed for nomination for election, shall be filled by certificate filed with the office which shall state:

(i) The cause of vacancy and name of the former nominee;

(ii) The name, age, place of residence, post office address and qualifications of the successor nominee; and

(iii) The office and term for which nominated.

(b) The certificate shall be prepared and filed by:

(i) The state central committee of the political party of the former nominee for a partisan office to be voted for by the electors of the entire state;

(ii) The county central committee of the political party of the former nominee for a partisan office to be voted for by the electors of a county or a subdivision thereof, except as provided in paragraph (iv) of this subsection;

(iii) Repealed By Laws 2004, Chapter 42, 2 and Chapter 94, 4.

(iv) For nominees for the state legislature, the state central committee of the political party of the former nominee for a partisan office shall:

(A) Notify the precinct committeemen and committeewomen for that party for each precinct within the legislative district of the vacancy and arrange a meeting of those precinct committeemen and committeewomen at which a successor nominee shall be selected by them. The state central committee of each party may delegate the authority to call a meeting under this subparagraph;

(B) Prepare and file the certificate required under subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 204, 2.

(d) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the vacancy in nomination created by failure of the qualified write-in nominee to accept nomination shall remain vacant.

(e) A candidate may withdraw only by filing a written withdrawal in the filing office in which he filed his application for nomination. If a candidate withdraws after the ballots are finalized and approved for printing by a county clerk in any county where the candidate's name will appear on the ballot, the county clerk shall not be required to remove the candidate's name from the ballot, but shall post a notice at each polling place announcing that the named candidate is not the party's nominee for the office designated.

(i) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, 5.

(ii) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, 5.

(iii) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, 5.

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