Authors: Representative David Ober
Co-authors: Representative Kathy Richardson, Representative Milo Smith, Representative Thomas Dermody
Sponsors: Senator Greg Walker, Senator R Michael Young, Senator Michael Delph
Provides that a candidate vacancy due to the withdrawal of a candidate that occurs after noon July 15 and before noon August 1 is filled by a caucus of precinct committeemen of the political party and election district having the candidate vacancy. Provides that notice of such a caucus must be given in accordance with the rules of the political party having the candidate vacancy. Requires such a candidate vacancy to be filled by not later than noon, August 15. Provides that a candidate vacancy due to the withdrawal of a candidate that occurs later than noon August 1 may not be filled and the name of the candidate may not be removed from the ballot. Provides that a state party convention may nominate candidates for presidential electors and alternate electors and elect delegates and alternate delegates to the political party's national convention. (Under current law, a political party's state convention is required to perform these functions.) Provides that if a state party convention does not perform either or both of these functions, the functions shall be done as provided in the state party's rules. Urges the legislative council to assign the topic of straight ticket voting to a study committee during the 2015 legislative interim.