Maine Revised Statutes

§336. Consent of candidate to be filed

The written consent of each candidate must be filed with his primary petition. [1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW).]

1. Consent.  The consent must contain a statement signed by the candidate that the candidate will accept the nomination of the primary 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 primary petition.
[ 2011, c. 239, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Single filing sufficient.  A candidate need file only one consent. This consent is valid even though it may be part of a primary petition which is void.
[ 1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Residence and party declared.  The consent must contain a declaration of the candidate's place of residence and party designation and a statement that the candidate meets the qualifications of the office the candidate seeks, which 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 337, any part of the declaration is found to be false by the Secretary of State, the consent and the primary petition are void.
[ 1995, c. 459, §24 (AMD) .]
1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW). 1987, c. 214, §1 (AMD). 1995, c. 459, §24 (AMD). 2011, c. 239, §1 (AMD).