13-25-101. Nomination of electors -- ballot. (1) In the manner and number provided by law, each political party qualified under 13-10-601 shall nominate presidential electors for this state and file with the secretary of state certificates of nomination in a form and by the date prescribed by the secretary of state.
(2) In the event of the death of a candidate for president or vice president after a certificate of nomination has been filed, a new candidate for president or vice president, or both, may be nominated for the affected political party and a new certificate of nomination may be filed with the secretary of state by the date prescribed by the secretary of state.
(3) A candidate for election to the office of president or vice president may withdraw from the election by sending a statement of withdrawal to the secretary of state. The statement of withdrawal:
(a) must contain all information necessary to identify the candidate and the office sought; and
(b) unless filed electronically, must be acknowledged by an officer empowered to acknowledge signatures or by the officer of the office at which the filing is made.
(4) A candidate may not withdraw later than the deadline prescribed by the secretary of state for nomination of presidential electors.
(5) The secretary of state shall certify to the election administrator the names of the candidates for president and vice president of the several political parties, which must be placed on the ballot by one of the methods provided in 13-12-204.
(6) If the name of a new candidate for president or vice president, or both, is certified to the secretary of state in less than 76 days pursuant to subsection (1), the secretary of state shall immediately certify the new name or names to the election administrators and the new name or names must be placed on the ballot by one of the methods provided in 13-12-204.
(7) The names of candidates for electors of president and vice president may not appear on the ballot.
History: En. Sec. 215, Ch. 368, L. 1969; R.C.M. 1947, 23-4302(1) thru (3); amd. Sec. 208, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 250, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 390, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 85, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 537, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 80, Ch. 414, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 30, Ch. 273, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 74, Ch. 242, L. 2011.