12-6 PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Offices to which chapter applies.
Third-term gubernatorial nomination prohibited.
Candidacy for two offices at one election prohibited--Exceptions.
Legislative candidates required to reside in district of candidacy.
Candidate required to register with party.
Petition required to place candidate's name on primary ballot--Place of filing
(Effective until approval of amendment by SL 2015, ch 77 to be submitted to the
voters at the November 8, 2016 election).
Petition required to place candidate's name on primary ballot (Effective upon
approval of amendment by SL 2015, ch 77 to be submitted to the voters at the
November 8, 2016 election).
Earliest time for circulating petitions or certificates.
Form of nominating petition prescribed by state board.
Joint petitions for delegate and legislative candidates--Individual petitions otherwise
Petition composed of several sheets--Number of signers required.
Petition for candidate for Legislature, county political public office, or county party
Time and manner of signing petition--Declaration of candidate--Verification--Signing for independent or nonpolitical candidate.
Withdrawal from primary election--Time and place of filing (Effective until approval
of amendment by SL 2015, ch 77 to be submitted to the voters at the November 8,
Withdrawal from primary election (Effective upon approval of amendment by SL
2015, ch 77 to be submitted to the voters at the November 8, 2016 election).
Unopposed candidate automatically nominated--Primary not held if no contest.
Certification to county auditors of nominating petitions filed with secretary of state.
Form of official primary ballot prescribed by state board.
12-6-15 to 12-6-17.
12-6-19 to 12-6-25.
Qualifications of voters at primary--Party registration requirements.
12-6-26.1 to 12-6-49.
Nomination by plurality at primary.
Percentage of votes required to nominate for Senate, House of Representatives, or
Certification of runoff candidates.
Party officials elected by plurality at primary.
Withdrawal by nominee--Time and place of filing.
Vacancies in party ticket to be filled by party committee.
Conditions for committee replacement of nominee who withdraws.
Meeting of party committee to fill vacancies--Manner of voting.
Application of vacancy provisions to special congressional elections.
Liberal construction of primary election laws.