Section 17-13-87

New primary in case contest cannot be decided.

If, upon the hearing of any contest for any office, as provided for in this chapter, the committee, after an investigation and hearing of the contest, shall determine that it is impossible from the evidence before it to decide who is the legally nominated candidate for the office contested, it may direct a new primary election for the nomination to any such office, but where any action is taken by any county executive committee, either person to the contest, in the same manner as herein provided for in the case of appeals from the action of any county committee, may take an appeal to the state executive committee, which shall be the court of final appeal in all party contests of nominations; provided that, upon hearing of any contest or appeal, as provided for in this chapter, which is not referred to and decided by a subcommittee, 15 members of any such state executive committee shall constitute a quorum for the hearing and determining of such contest or appeal; provided further, that the entire committee shall be notified of the meeting in the usual way.

(Acts 1931, No. 56, p. 73; Code 1940, T. 17, §388; §17-16-87; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §63.)