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41-1202. Vacancy in legislature; precinct committeemen; appointment; definition

A. If a vacancy occurs in the legislature and the vacant seat was represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2 and that has at least thirty elected committeemen who are from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred, the following apply:

1. The secretary of state shall notify the state party chairman of the appropriate political party of the vacancy. Within three business days after notification of the vacancy by the secretary of state, the state party chairman of the appropriate political party or the chairman's designee shall give written notice of the meeting to fill the vacancy to all elected precinct committeemen of the appropriate political party from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred.

2. Those elected precinct committeemen shall nominate, within twenty-one days after notification of the vacancy by the secretary of state if the legislature is not in regular session or within five days if the legislature is in regular session and by a majority vote, three qualified electors to fill the vacancy who meet the requirements for service in the legislature and who belong to the same political party and reside at the time of nomination in the same district and county as the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy.

3. The meeting to fill the vacancy is subject to title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1, and the state party chairman of the appropriate political party shall oversee the nominations. Fifty per cent or more of the elected precinct committeemen of the district who are in the legislative district and from the county in which the vacancy occurred, or their proxies, meeting together constitutes a quorum for the purposes of this subsection. A precinct committeeman may choose to permit the use of a proxy that:

(a) Is given by the precinct committeeman to another elected precinct committeeman for the legislative district in which the vacancy occurred for use at the meeting to fill the vacancy.

(b) Only is valid for the length of the meeting for which it was given.

(c) Is attested by a notary public or two witnesses.

4. The state party chairman of the appropriate political party shall forward the names of the three persons named pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subsection to the board of supervisors of the county of residence of the person elected or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy occurred. The board of supervisors shall appoint a person from the three nominees submitted.

5. If the elected precinct committeemen of the appropriate political party fail to fill the vacancy within twenty-one days if the legislature is not in regular session or within five days if the legislature is in regular session, as provided in subsection A, the state party chairman shall notify the board of supervisors of the appropriate county and the board of supervisors shall fill the vacancy as provided in subsection B. The time frame for appointing a citizens panel shall run from receipt of notification from the state party chairman.

B. If the vacant legislative seat was represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2 and that has fewer than thirty elected committeemen who are from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred or if the vacant legislative seat is not represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2, the following apply:

1. The board of supervisors of the county of residence of the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy shall appoint within three business days after a vacancy occurs a citizens panel to submit to the board within seven business days the names of three qualified electors who are members of the appropriate political party and who are residents of the legislative district and county in which the vacancy occurred to fill the vacancy. If the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy was a registered independent, the qualified electors shall be registered as independent.

2. Within five business days after receiving the list of names submitted by the panel and by a majority vote of all of the supervisors sitting as a board, the board of supervisors shall appoint one person from the list of names submitted by the panel to fill the vacancy.

C. For the purposes of this section, "appropriate political party" means the same political party of which the person who was elected to or appointed to the office was a member immediately before the vacancy occurred.

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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1202

41-1202. Vacancy in legislature; precinct committeemen; appointment; definition

A. If a vacancy occurs in the legislature and the vacant seat was represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2 and that has at least thirty elected committeemen who are from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred, the following apply:

1. The secretary of state shall notify the state party chairman of the appropriate political party of the vacancy. Within three business days after notification of the vacancy by the secretary of state, the state party chairman of the appropriate political party or the chairman's designee shall give written notice of the meeting to fill the vacancy to all elected precinct committeemen of the appropriate political party from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred.

2. Those elected precinct committeemen shall nominate, within twenty-one days after notification of the vacancy by the secretary of state if the legislature is not in regular session or within five days if the legislature is in regular session and by a majority vote, three qualified electors to fill the vacancy who meet the requirements for service in the legislature and who belong to the same political party and reside at the time of nomination in the same district and county as the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy.

3. The meeting to fill the vacancy is subject to title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1, and the state party chairman of the appropriate political party shall oversee the nominations. Fifty per cent or more of the elected precinct committeemen of the district who are in the legislative district and from the county in which the vacancy occurred, or their proxies, meeting together constitutes a quorum for the purposes of this subsection. A precinct committeeman may choose to permit the use of a proxy that:

(a) Is given by the precinct committeeman to another elected precinct committeeman for the legislative district in which the vacancy occurred for use at the meeting to fill the vacancy.

(b) Only is valid for the length of the meeting for which it was given.

(c) Is attested by a notary public or two witnesses.

4. The state party chairman of the appropriate political party shall forward the names of the three persons named pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subsection to the board of supervisors of the county of residence of the person elected or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy occurred. The board of supervisors shall appoint a person from the three nominees submitted.

5. If the elected precinct committeemen of the appropriate political party fail to fill the vacancy within twenty-one days if the legislature is not in regular session or within five days if the legislature is in regular session, as provided in subsection A, the state party chairman shall notify the board of supervisors of the appropriate county and the board of supervisors shall fill the vacancy as provided in subsection B. The time frame for appointing a citizens panel shall run from receipt of notification from the state party chairman.

B. If the vacant legislative seat was represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2 and that has fewer than thirty elected committeemen who are from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred or if the vacant legislative seat is not represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2, the following apply:

1. The board of supervisors of the county of residence of the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy shall appoint within three business days after a vacancy occurs a citizens panel to submit to the board within seven business days the names of three qualified electors who are members of the appropriate political party and who are residents of the legislative district and county in which the vacancy occurred to fill the vacancy. If the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy was a registered independent, the qualified electors shall be registered as independent.

2. Within five business days after receiving the list of names submitted by the panel and by a majority vote of all of the supervisors sitting as a board, the board of supervisors shall appoint one person from the list of names submitted by the panel to fill the vacancy.

C. For the purposes of this section, "appropriate political party" means the same political party of which the person who was elected to or appointed to the office was a member immediately before the vacancy occurred.


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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1202

41-1202. Vacancy in legislature; precinct committeemen; appointment; definition

A. If a vacancy occurs in the legislature and the vacant seat was represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2 and that has at least thirty elected committeemen who are from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred, the following apply:

1. The secretary of state shall notify the state party chairman of the appropriate political party of the vacancy. Within three business days after notification of the vacancy by the secretary of state, the state party chairman of the appropriate political party or the chairman's designee shall give written notice of the meeting to fill the vacancy to all elected precinct committeemen of the appropriate political party from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred.

2. Those elected precinct committeemen shall nominate, within twenty-one days after notification of the vacancy by the secretary of state if the legislature is not in regular session or within five days if the legislature is in regular session and by a majority vote, three qualified electors to fill the vacancy who meet the requirements for service in the legislature and who belong to the same political party and reside at the time of nomination in the same district and county as the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy.

3. The meeting to fill the vacancy is subject to title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1, and the state party chairman of the appropriate political party shall oversee the nominations. Fifty per cent or more of the elected precinct committeemen of the district who are in the legislative district and from the county in which the vacancy occurred, or their proxies, meeting together constitutes a quorum for the purposes of this subsection. A precinct committeeman may choose to permit the use of a proxy that:

(a) Is given by the precinct committeeman to another elected precinct committeeman for the legislative district in which the vacancy occurred for use at the meeting to fill the vacancy.

(b) Only is valid for the length of the meeting for which it was given.

(c) Is attested by a notary public or two witnesses.

4. The state party chairman of the appropriate political party shall forward the names of the three persons named pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subsection to the board of supervisors of the county of residence of the person elected or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy occurred. The board of supervisors shall appoint a person from the three nominees submitted.

5. If the elected precinct committeemen of the appropriate political party fail to fill the vacancy within twenty-one days if the legislature is not in regular session or within five days if the legislature is in regular session, as provided in subsection A, the state party chairman shall notify the board of supervisors of the appropriate county and the board of supervisors shall fill the vacancy as provided in subsection B. The time frame for appointing a citizens panel shall run from receipt of notification from the state party chairman.

B. If the vacant legislative seat was represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2 and that has fewer than thirty elected committeemen who are from precincts that are in the legislative district and that are in the county in which the vacancy occurred or if the vacant legislative seat is not represented by a political party that is organized pursuant to title 16, chapter 5, article 2, the following apply:

1. The board of supervisors of the county of residence of the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy shall appoint within three business days after a vacancy occurs a citizens panel to submit to the board within seven business days the names of three qualified electors who are members of the appropriate political party and who are residents of the legislative district and county in which the vacancy occurred to fill the vacancy. If the person elected to or appointed to the office immediately before the vacancy was a registered independent, the qualified electors shall be registered as independent.

2. Within five business days after receiving the list of names submitted by the panel and by a majority vote of all of the supervisors sitting as a board, the board of supervisors shall appoint one person from the list of names submitted by the panel to fill the vacancy.

C. For the purposes of this section, "appropriate political party" means the same political party of which the person who was elected to or appointed to the office was a member immediately before the vacancy occurred.

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