Section 8.  General elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in all even-numbered years.  Special and primary elections may be held as provided by law; provided that in no case shall any primary election precede a general election by less than forty-five days. [Am Const Con 1968 and election Nov 5, 1968; ren and am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Attorney General Opinions


  Special elections as authorized hereunder require specific legislation.  Att. Gen. Op. 70-26.


Case Notes


  For special elections to be held, there must be specific legislative authorization.  52 H. 410, 477 P.2d 625.



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