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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VIII ELECTIONS
  • CHAPTER 53 NOMINATIONS, QUESTIONS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS, PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES

Section 1 - Parties entitled to make nominations

Section 2 - Nominations and elections; necessity; procedure

Section 3 - Nomination of person not printed on primary ballot; acceptance; statement of financial interest

Section 4 - Conventions to nominate candidates; dates

Section 5 - Certificate of nomination; contents; signatures; filing; written acceptance of candidate

Section 6 - Nomination papers; contents; number of signatures; unenrolled candidates

Section 7 - Nomination papers; signatures; addresses; submission; deadlines; correction procedures; certification and checking; special elections

Section 7A - Nomination papers for city offices; deadlines; signatures; certification and checking

Section 8 - Certificates of nomination and nomination papers; contents; party designation

Section 9 - Certificate of nomination and nomination papers; certification of candidate as registered voter; acceptance procedure

Section 9A - Nomination papers for cities or towns; applicable provisions

Section 10 - Certificates of nomination and nomination papers; time for filing

Section 11 - Certificates of nomination and nomination papers; objections; filing

Section 12, 12A - Repealed, 1977, 927, Sec. 5

Section 13 - Withdrawal of nominated candidates

Section 14 - Death, withdrawal or ineligibility of nominated candidates; filling vacancies; objections

Section 15 - Certificate of nomination to fill vacancy; contents; acceptance

Section 16 - Certificates of nomination, etc.; public inspection; preservation

Section 17 - Blank forms for nominations

Section 17A - Procedure

Section 18 - Proposed amendments to federal constitution; opinion of voters ascertained

Section 18A - Nonbinding public opinion advisory questions on local ballots

Section 18B - Information relating to questions on city, town or district ballot; contents; written arguments by principal proponents and opponents; public inspection

Section 19 - Questions of public policy submitted in certain districts upon application

Section 20 - Applications; signatures; identification; certification; submission

Section 21 - Applications; filing deadline; number of questions; resubmission

Section 22 - Instructions to representatives; necessity of majority vote

Section 22A - Signing petitions; forms; receipt; filing date

Section 22B - Repealed, 1985, 124

Section 23 - Sections applicable to all primaries

Section 24 - Applicability of sections relating to elections and corrupt practices

Section 25 - Withdrawal of nominations

Section 26 - Repealed, 1977, 927, Sec. 8

Section 27 - Repealed, 1980, 134, Sec. 4

Section 28 - Dates and places for holding primaries

Section 29 - Designation of primary officers; compensation

Section 30 - Designation of primary officers; wards or towns

Section 31 - Ineligibility to act as primary officers

Section 32 - Ballots; preparation; number

Section 33 - Ballots; color; specimen ballots

Section 34 - Ballots; contents; arrangement; form

Section 34A - Absentee ballots; application; forms; envelopes; preparation

Section 35 - Cross constituting as vote

Section 35A - Use of pasters or stickers

Section 35B - Persons nominated by pasters or write-ins; notice

Section 36 - Delivery of ballots, etc., at polling places; posting specimen ballots

Section 37 - Party enrollment of voters

Section 37A - Absentee ballots; application; unenrolled voters; recording upon voting lists

Section 38 - Party designation of voters and eligibility to vote under party enrollments; certificate to establish, change or cancel enrollment

Section 38A - Enrolled and unenrolled voters; precinct count

Section 39 - Counting votes

Section 39A - Repealed, 1966, 176, Sec. 1

Section 40 - Number of votes necessary to nominate candidate not on ballot

Section 40A - Petitions for recounts

Section 41 - Sections applicable to nominations at state primaries

Section 42 - Primaries held by wards, precincts or groups of precincts; notice to state secretary

Section 43 - Polls; hours when open

Section 44 - Nomination papers; number of signatures

Section 45 - Nomination papers; contents; signatures; acceptance; number of candidates; penalty provisions

Section 46 - Nomination papers; submission to registrars; certification; correction of district; number of names

Section 47 - Nomination papers; preparation; availability

Section 48 - Nomination papers; certificates of nomination; filing; political party membership; term limits

Section 48A - Repealed, 1985, 477, Sec. 21

Section 49 - Nomination in case of withdrawal, death or ineligibility

Section 50 - Vacancies caused by withdrawal; nominations to fill; objections

Section 51 - Counting ballots

Section 52 - Canvass and return of votes; certification and notification of nominees

Section 53 - Vacancies caused by ties; filling

Section 53A - Objections to nominations; withdrawals by nominees

Section 54 - Repealed, 1973, 429, Sec. 5

Section 54A, 54B - Repealed, 1939, 473, Sec. 20

Section 54C, 54D - Repealed, 1973, 429, Sec. 5

Section 55 - Primaries for city and town nominations; objections; withdrawals

Section 56 - Primaries for nomination; submission of question; notice of result to state secretary

Section 57 - Notices of intention to participate in primaries

Section 58 - Blank nomination papers; contents

Section 59 - Nominations on blank nomination papers; signatures; acceptance

Section 60 - Nomination papers; contents

Section 61 - Nomination papers; filing; certification; correction of district

Section 62 - Death, withdrawal, or ineligibility of candidates; filling vacancies

Section 63 - Polls; hours

Section 64 - Returns of votes; canvass and certification

Section 65 to 70 - Repealed, 1932, 310, Sec. 23

Section 70A - Sections applicable

Section 70B - Delegates to national conventions; election; number

Section 70C - Primaries by wards, precincts or groups of precincts; notice to state secretary

Section 70D - Nomination papers

Section 70E - Order of names on ballots; statement of preference; preferential vote count

Section 70F - Canvass of returns; notice; certification; certificates

Section 70G - Filling vacancies

Section 70H - Applicability of certain other sections

Section 70I - Delegates and alternate delegates to national conventions; voting for president on first roll call

Section 70J - Repealed, 1975, 600, Sec. 20

Section 70K - Repealed, 1969, 61, Sec. 4

Section 71 - Nomination at caucuses

Section 72 - Regulations for city or town caucuses

Section 72A - Time for holding city or town caucuses

Section 73 - Caucuses held by precincts or groups of precincts; notice

Section 74 - Caucuses relative to special elections

Section 75 - Calling of caucuses; notice

Section 76 - Persons entitled to vote or take part in caucuses; oath; challenges; penalties

Section 77 - Balloting; use of voting lists

Section 78 - Tie vote for caucus officers

Section 79 - Certificate of election; notice of nomination

Section 80 - Returns of caucuses where direct nominations made; tabulation of results; notice; recounts

Section 81 - Tie votes in direct nominations; filling vacancies

Section 82 - Polling places provided; notice

Section 83 - Notice of caucuses; procedure

Section 84 - Balloting; duration

Section 85 - Tie vote for elective office; proceedings

Section 86 - Ballots and check lists; transmission to city or town clerk; preservation

Section 87 - Contested elections or nominations; preservation of ballots; notice; recount; penalties

Section 88 - Calling of caucuses

Section 89 - Adoption of law for official ballots; calling caucuses; notice

Section 90 - Revocation of acceptance of special provisions; notice

Section 91 - Time of holding caucuses

Section 92 - Notices of caucuses; contents

Section 93 - Provision of polling places; voting lines

Section 94 - Notice by city or town committees

Section 95 - Blank nomination papers; contents

Section 96 - Nominations made by nomination papers; acceptance; vacancies

Section 97 - Nomination papers; sealing; filing; opening

Section 98 - Correction of errors; notice

Section 99 - Proceedings in cities when papers not filed; filling vacancies

Section 100 - Proceedings in towns when papers not filed

Section 101 - Withdrawals; filling vacancies

Section 102 - Nomination papers; delivery to city or town clerk

Section 103 - Nomination papers; correction of errors

Section 104 - Objections to nomination papers

Section 105 - Ballots; provision by cities or towns

Section 106 - Form of official ballot

Section 107 - Applicability of certain laws

Section 108 - Order of business

Section 109 - Challenges

Section 110 - Counting of ballots; announcement of result; sealing; transmittal of records

Section 111 - Voting lists; certified copies

Section 112 - Recount of ballots

Section 113 - Caucus officers; eligibility; terms; oaths; duties

Section 114 - Vacancies; additional officers

Section 115 - Appointment of officers for first caucus

Section 116 - Caucus officers in newly incorporated cities or cities redivided into wards

Section 117 - Caucuses to nominate municipal officers; convention delegates; committees

Section 118 - Notice of caucus; chairman; order of business

Section 119 - Elections by ballot; written request

Section 120 - Preservation of ballots and voting lists

Section 121 - Calling town caucus at annual meeting; rescission; nominations; tie vote

Section 122 - Regional school district-wide elections; applicable provisions