The Dubois County Republican Party says a caucus of Republican County Precinct Committee persons will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, to fill a vacancy in the office of Patoka Township Advisory Board created by the resignation of Jeffrey Bounds.
Dubois County Republican Party Chairman, Don Hayes will oversee the caucus.
Indiana law specifies the procedures to be followed in filling vacancies in elected offices. If a county, city, town or township official was elected to the office as the candidate of a major political party, then in most cases, a political party caucus is called to fill the vacancy. However, the governor replaces all county level judges and city court judges if a vacancy occurs.
Now generally, the same eligibility requirements that apply to a candidate in a primary election or a convention apply to a candidate who seeks to be selected by a caucus to fill a vacancy.
However, the person who vacated the office is not eligible to be chosen by the caucus.
A candidate must file a declaration of candidacy with the county chair at least 72 hours before the time of the scheduled caucus.
For more information about the caucus procedure, call Don Hayes at the Dubois County Republican Party Headquarters at 812-630-8558.
Mr. Bounds was selected to fill a vacancy on the Huntingburg City Council following the resignation of Alex Blackgrove who resigned after moving out of the Council District he served.