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12-5-1.4 (Text of section effective until approval of amendment by SL 2015, ch 77 to be submitted t...
     12-5-1.4.   (Text of section effective until approval of amendment by SL 2015, ch 77 to be submitted to the voters at the November 8, 2016 election.) Nominating petitions of new party primary candidates. If a political party qualifies for the primary ballot under § 12-5-1, each candidate intending to participate in a primary election shall file a nominating petition pursuant to § 12-6-4. In each primary election following the qualification of a political party and prior to the next gubernatorial election, each:
             (1)      State and federal candidate for that party shall file a petition bearing signatures of at least two hundred fifty registered voters in that party; and
             (2)      Legislative and county candidate for that party shall file a petition bearing signatures of at least five registered voters in that party.
     (Text of section effective upon approval of amendment by SL 2015, ch 77 to be submitted to the voters at the November 8, 2016 election.) If a political party qualifies for the primary ballot under § 12-5-1, each candidate intending to participate in a primary election shall file a nominating petition pursuant to § 12-6-4. In each primary election following the qualification of a political party and prior to the next gubernatorial election, each:
             (1)      State and federal candidate for that party shall file a petition bearing signatures of not less than two hundred fifty registered voters in that party or not less than one percent of the registered voters having no party affiliation including any registered voters of the new political party and voters registered as other in the state at the last general election; and
             (2)      Legislative and county candidate for that party shall file a petition bearing signatures of not less than fifty voters in that party or not less than one percent of the registered voters having no party affiliation including any registered voters of the new political party and voters registered as other in that county or district.

Source: SL 1984, ch 107, § 1A; SL 1993, ch 109, § 2; SL 2007, ch 74, § 3; SL 2015, ch 77, § 24.


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