(a) At each primary election, the members of the party residing in each precinct in
each county of the state shall elect a man of their number as precinct committeeman
and a woman of their number as precinct committeewoman. No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or hold the office of precinct committeeman
or precinct committeewoman of a party in any precinct unless such person actually
lives, resides and occupies a place of abode in such precinct, and is in all other
respects a qualified elector and is shown as a member of such party on the party affiliation
list, in the office of the county election officer. Except as provided in subsection (b), any vacancy occurring in the office of precinct
committeeman or committeewoman shall be promptly filled by appointment by the county
chairperson, except that any vacancy which occurs because the party had no candidate
at such primary election shall not be filled until the county central committee has
elected or reelected its chairperson. Not later than three days after appointment of precinct committeemen and committeewomen,
the county chairperson making the appointments shall notify the county election officer
of such appointments. The county election officer shall make such appointments public immediately upon receipt
thereof. As used in this act, “primary election” means the statewide election held in August
of even-numbered years.
(b) When a convention is to be held under article 39 of chapter 25 of Kansas Statutes Annotated to fill a vacancy, no appointments shall be made under subsection (a): (1) After
the county chairperson has received notice from the county election officer of a vacancy
or a pending vacancy in a county elected office; or (2) after the county chairperson
in each county, all or a part of which, is located within a legislative district has
received notice from the secretary of state of a vacancy or a pending vacancy in a
After the vacancy has been filled by a person elected at a convention held under article 39 of chapter 25 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, any vacancy in the office of precinct committeeman or committeewoman shall be filled
as provided by subsection (a).
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