Primary Elections

SECTION 17-15-11

§ 17-15-11. Dispensation with primary when no contest.

Whenever there is no contest within any voting district for the officers to be nominated or elected by a particular political party for any election, no primary election shall be held in that voting district and the secretary of state for state offices or the local boards for local offices shall declare those persons elected in the case of party committee members or delegates or nominated as candidates of a particular party for the office, and their names shall not be printed on the primary ballot but shall be printed on the ballot for the election for which the nominations are made; provided, that the party committee members' names and the names of the delegates to the state convention of the respective party shall not be put on the election ballot.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 17; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2476, § 12; P.L. 1951, ch. 2731, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-15-11; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 277, § 10; P.L. 1996, ch. 298, § 10.)