3513.311 Withdrawal, disqualification, or death of governor or lieutenant governor candidate prior to general election.

(A) If a candidate for lieutenant governor dies, withdraws, or is disqualified as a candidate prior to the seventieth day before the day of a primary election, the vacancy on the ballot shall be filled by appointment by the joint candidate for the office of governor. Such candidate for governor shall certify in writing and under oath to the secretary of state not later than the sixty-fifth day before the day of such election the name and residence address of the person selected to fill such vacancy.

(B) If a candidate for governor dies, withdraws, or is disqualified as a candidate prior to the seventieth day before the day of a primary election, the vacancy on the ballot shall be filled by appointment by the joint candidate for the office of lieutenant governor. Such candidate for lieutenant governor shall certify in writing and under oath to the secretary of state not later than the sixty-fifth day before the day of such election the name and residence address of the person selected to fill such vacancy.

(C) If a candidate for the office of lieutenant governor dies on or after the seventieth day, but prior to the tenth day, before a primary election, the vacancy so created shall be filled by appointment by the joint candidate for the office of governor. Such candidate for governor shall certify in writing and under oath to the secretary of state not later than the fifth day before the day of such election the name and residence address of the person selected to fill such vacancy.

(D) If a candidate for the office of governor dies on or after the seventieth day, but prior to the tenth day, before a primary election, the vacancy so created shall be filled by appointment by the joint candidate for the office of lieutenant governor. Such candidate for lieutenant governor shall certify in writing and under oath to the secretary of state not later than the fifth day before the day of such election the name and residence address of the person selected to fill such vacancy.

(E) If a person nominated in a primary election or nominated by petition under section 3517.012 of the Revised Code as a candidate for election to the office of governor or lieutenant governor at the next general election withdraws as such candidate prior to the ninetieth day before the day of the general election or dies prior to the tenth day before the day of such general election, the vacancy so created shall be filled in the manner provided for by section 3513.31 of the Revised Code.

(F) If a person nominated by petition as an independent candidate for election to the office of governor or lieutenant governor withdraws as such candidate prior to the ninetieth day before the day of the general election or dies prior to the tenth day before the day of such general election, the vacancy so created shall be filled by the candidates' committee in the manner provided for, as in the case of death, by section 3513.31 of the Revised Code, except that, in the case of withdrawal of candidacy, the name and residence address of the replacement candidate shall be certified in writing and under oath to the secretary of state not later than the eighty-sixth day before the day of the general election.

(G) If the vacancy in a joint candidacy for governor and lieutenant governor can be filled in accordance with this section and is not so filled, the joint candidacy which has not been vacated shall be invalidated and shall not be presented for election.

(H) Any replacement candidate appointed or selected pursuant to this section shall be one who has the qualifications of an elector.

Cite as R.C. § 3513.311

History. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 43, SB 193, §1, eff. 2/5/2014.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 04-20-1978