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  115.379.  Death of candidate after filing deadline and before election, procedure to be followed. — 1.  Whenever the only candidate of a party for nomination or election to an office at a primary election, general election or special election to fill a vacancy dies after the filing deadline and before the election, his or her name shall be printed on the primary, general or special election ballot, as the case may be, unless another candidate has filed for the office pursuant to the provisions of section 115.361 or a new candidate has been selected pursuant to the provisions of sections 115.363 to 115.377.  Whenever any other candidate for nomination or election to an office at a primary election, general election or special election to fill a vacancy dies after 5:00 p.m. on the eighth Tuesday prior to the election, his or her name shall be printed on the primary, general or special election ballot, as the case may be.  The election and canvass shall proceed, and, if a sufficient number of votes are cast for the deceased candidate to entitle the candidate to nomination or election had the candidate not died, a vacancy shall exist on the general election ballot or in the office to be filled in the manner provided by law.

  2.  Whenever a candidate for nomination or election to an office is disqualified after 5:00 p.m. on the eighth Tuesday prior to a primary election, general election or special election to fill a vacancy, his or her name shall be printed on the primary, general or special election ballot, as the case may be.  The election and canvass shall proceed, and, if a sufficient number of votes are cast for the disqualified candidate to entitle him or her to nomination or election had the candidate not become disqualified, a vacancy shall exist on the general election ballot or in the office to be filled in the manner provided by law.

  3.  Except as provided in subsection 3 of section 115.359, subsection 2 of section 115.361 and subsections 1 and 2 of this section, whenever a candidate for nomination or election to an office dies, withdraws or is disqualified prior to a primary election, general election or special election to fill a vacancy, all appropriate election authorities shall see that such candidate's name is removed from the primary, general or special election ballot, as the case may be.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 10.145, A.L. 1997 S.B. 132, A.L. 2018 S.B. 592)

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