The written consent of each candidate must be filed with his nomination petition. [1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW).]
The consent must contain a statement signed by the candidate that the candidate
will accept the nomination of the general election. The Secretary of State shall provide a form on which the consent of the
candidate is made that must include a list of the statutory and constitutional requirements
of the office sought by the candidate. The statement may be printed as a part of
the nomination petition.
2011, c. 534, §12 (AMD)
2.Single filing sufficient.
A candidate need file only one consent. The consent is valid even though it may
be part of a nomination petition which is void.
1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW)
The consent must contain a declaration of the candidate's place of residence and
the fact that the candidate has not been enrolled in a party qualified to participate
in a primary or general election after March 1st of that election year and that the
candidate meets the qualifications of the office the candidate seeks. The candidate
must verify by oath or affirmation before a notary public or other person authorized
by law to administer oaths or affirmations that the declaration is true. If, pursuant
to the challenge procedures in section 356, any part of the declaration is found to
be false by the Secretary of State, the consent and the nomination petition are void.
A. Candidates for the office of county charter commission need not verify by oath or
affirmation that they are not enrolled in a party. [1989, c. 166, §3 (AMD).]
1999, c. 645, §2 (AMD)
1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW).
1987, c. 214, §2 (AMD).
1989, c. 166, §3 (AMD).
1995, c. 459, §29 (AMD).
1997, c. 436, §51 (AMD).
1999, c. 426, §12 (AMD).
1999, c. 645, §2 (AMD).
2011, c. 239, §2 (AMD).
2011, c. 534, §12 (AMD).
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