9-13-7.1. Withdrawal or death of candidate--Procedure. Any person who has filed a nominating petition pursuant to § 9-13-7 may withdraw from the nomination by a written request, signed by the person and properly acknowledged and filed with the finance officer of the municipality. The name of a withdrawn or deceased candidate may not be printed on the ballot if the candidate withdraws or dies no later than five p.m. on the deadline day for filing nominating petitions. If the withdrawal or death of a candidate occurs at any time prior to five p.m. on the deadline day for filing nominating petitions results in there being no contest on the ballot, that ballot need not be voted. In addition, if that contest constitutes the only ballot to be voted upon, then the election shall be canceled by the official in charge of the election and the unopposed candidate shall be issued a certificate of election.
Source: SL 1980, ch 63; SL 1986, ch 67, § 4; SL 1996, ch 60, § 2; SL 2010, ch 41, § 1.
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