An Act To Implement a Presidential Primary System in Maine
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §335, sub-§5, ¶B-3 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §335, sub-§6, as amended by PL 2015, c. 474, §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA §335, sub-§8, as amended by PL 2015, c. 474, §3, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA c. 5, sub-c. 8 is enacted to read:
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS
§ 441. Determination and date of primary; voter eligibility
§ 442. Petitions
On or before November 1st of the year prior to a presidential election year, the Secretary of State shall prepare and make available petitions for circulation by a person desiring to be a candidate in the state presidential primary election of any party. This petition must be completed and filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 21st of the year prior to a presidential election year in the manner provided in sections 335 and 336.
§ 443. Ballot preparation
The Secretary of State shall prepare ballots for a presidential primary election. A ballot must include the name of a person who files a petition with the Secretary of State in accordance with section 442. The Secretary of State shall determine if a petition meets the requirements of sections 335, 336 and 442, subject to challenge and appeal under section 337.
Sec. 5. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
SECRETARY OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF
Bureau of Administrative Services and Corporations 0692
Initiative: Provides funding for printing and delivering presidential primary ballots to municipalities.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$122,000||$0|