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Statute Text

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Article - Election Law
§8–503.      IN EFFECT
(a)   Each political party shall nominate or provide for the nomination of candidates for presidential elector of the party in accordance with party rules.
(b)   The number of candidates nominated by each political party shall be the number that this State is entitled to elect.
(c)    (1)   The names and residential addresses of individuals nominated as candidates for presidential elector by a political party shall be certified to the State Board by the presiding officers of the political party.
(2)   The names and residential addresses of individuals nominated as candidates for presidential elector by a candidate for President of the United States who is nominated by petition shall be certified to the State Board by the candidate.
(3)   The electors shall be certified to the State Board at least 30 days before the general election.
8–503.     ** CONTINGENCY – NOT IN EFFECT – CHAPTERS 43 AND 44 OF 2007 **
(a)   Each political party shall nominate or provide for the nomination of candidates for presidential elector of the party in accordance with party rules.
(b)   The number of candidates nominated by each political party shall be the number that this State is entitled to elect.
(c)    (1)   The names and residential addresses of individuals nominated as candidates for presidential elector by a political party shall be certified to the State Board by the presiding officers of the political party.
(2)   The names and residential addresses of individuals nominated as candidates for presidential elector by a candidate for President of the United States who is nominated by petition shall be certified to the State Board by the candidate.
(3)   The electors shall be certified to the State Board at least 30 days before the general election.
(d)   If the number of presidential electors nominated is less than or greater than the State’s number of electoral votes, presidential electors shall be nominated as provided for under Article III of § 8–5A–01 of this title.