(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a certificate of nomination of a candidate for public office shall be filed not sooner than the 15th day after the date of the primary election and not later than the 70th day before the date of the general election.
(2) A certificate of nomination of a candidate for:
(a) State office, United States Senator or Representative in Congress shall be filed with the Secretary of State.
(b) County office shall be filed with the county clerk.
(c) City office shall be filed with the chief city elections officer.
(3) For a special election, including an election to fill a vacancy that occurs after the 70th day before the general election, the Secretary of State by rule may adopt a schedule specifying the period within which a certificate of nomination must be filed. If the Secretary of State does not adopt a rule under this subsection, a certificate of nomination must be filed before the 61st day preceding the election. [1979 c.190 §128; 1987 c.267 §23; 1993 c.493 §§8,9; 1995 c.607 §20; 1995 c.712 §32; 1999 c.999 §39; 2001 c.145 §2; 2005 c.593 §3; 2005 c.797 §33]Section: Previous 249.670 249.680 249.705 249.710 249.712 249.715 249.720 249.722 249.730 249.732 249.735 249.737 249.740 249.750 249.760 Next
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