The nominee of each political party for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire county, or for the office of county supervisor elected from a district within the county, shall be the person receiving the highest number of votes cast in the primary election by the voters of that party for the office, and that person shall appear as the party's candidate for the office on the general election ballot.
If no candidate receives thirty-five percent or more of the votes cast by voters of the candidate's party for the office sought, the primary is inconclusive and the nomination shall be made as provided by section 43.78, subsection 1, paragraphs "d" and "e".
When two or more nominees are required, as in the case of at-large elections, the nominees shall likewise be the required number of persons who receive the greatest number of votes cast in the primary election by the voters of the nominating party, but no candidate is nominated who fails to receive thirty-five percent of the number of votes found by dividing the number of votes cast by voters of the candidate's party for the office in question by the number of persons to be elected to that office. If the primary is inconclusive under this paragraph, the necessary number of nominations shall be made as provided by section 43.78, subsection 1, paragraphs "d" and "e".
[S13, § 1087-a19; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 580; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 43.52]
Referred to in § 43.53, 43.66, 43.67, 43.77
Nomination by convention, § 43.97
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