In case of death, withdrawal, or disqualification of any candidate after filing, the vacancy so caused may be filled by the Chief Election Officer in the same manner as regular filing not later than the 5th day prior to a general or special election. The name of the replacement shall be printed in an available and appropriate place on the ballot, not necessarily in alphabetical order. A vacancy occurs only when there is less than 1 candidate on the ballot to fill the office. If the substitute candidate is submitted later than the time limits set forth above, it will be in the discretion of the Chief Election Officer whether the name of any substitute candidate is placed on the ballot by reprinting, over printing, the use of rubber stamps, or other means as the Chief Election Officer may consider satisfactory. The district officials shall post a notice at the polling place of the name of the substitute candidate and the office sought. Substitution shall be made not later than 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd day prior to any election unless the Chief Election Officer determines that the name can be placed on the ballot in some practical and effective manner. If no substitution is made, the candidacy involved shall be declared vacant.History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1.