(A) Notwithstanding section 3513.31 of the Revised Code, if a person nominated in a primary election or nominated by petition under section 3517.012 of the Revised Code as a party candidate for the office of representative to congress for election at the next general election withdraws as such candidate prior to the ninetieth day before the day of such general election, or dies prior to the ninetieth day before the day of such general election, the vacancy in the party nomination so created shall be filled by a special election held in accordance with division (B) of this section.
(B) The boards of elections of all the counties contained in whole or in part within the congressional district in which a vacancy occurs as described in division (A) of this section shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, conduct the special election and give notice of the time and places of holding such election as provided in section 3501.03 of the Revised Code. Such election shall be held and conducted and returns thereof made as in the case of a primary election.
(C) The state shall pay all costs of any special election held pursuant to this section.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 193, §1, eff. 2/5/2014.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.
Effective Date: 07-01-1985