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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 15. Elections
- Chapter 25. Nomination of Candidates
- Section 56. Nomination By Party Petition Where Incumbent Dies or is Disqualified or Incapacitated.
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AS 15.25.056. Nomination By Party Petition Where Incumbent Dies or is Disqualified or Incapacitated.
- (a) If an unopposed incumbent candidate for renomination dies, becomes disqualified from holding the office the candidate
is seeking, or is certified as being incapacitated between June 1 of the election year and that date which is more than
50 days before the date of the primary election, the candidate's place on the ballot may be filled by party petition.
The petition shall state that the political party requests the name of the proposed candidate replace that of the
incumbent on the primary election ballot and shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy from the person named
in the petition. The petition must be received by the director no later than 14 days after the death, disqualification,
or certification of incapacity of the incumbent or 48 days before the primary election date, whichever time is earlier.
- (b) The method for certifying an incumbent candidate for nomination as being incapacitated, the method for selecting the
person who is to be named in the party petition, and the method for placing the name of the person selected on the
primary nomination ballot are the same as those prescribed in AS 15.25.110
and 15.25.130 relating to filling vacancies of party
nominees in a general election.
- (c) The death, disqualification, or certification of incapacity of the incumbent within 48 days before or on the primary
election date does not affect the counting and review of the ballots. If the result of the counting and review
discloses that the candidate, if the candidate had lived, would have been nominated, the candidate shall be declared
nominated. The vacancy may be filled by party petition as provided in AS 15.25.110
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