KSC, TITLE 3. SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
Chapter 13. Candidates
Section 3.1301. Nomination.
(1) A candidate's name appears on a ballot only if the Commission receives a petition nominating the candidate thirty-five days before an election. A non-refundable twenty five dollar fee accompanies the petition.
(2) A nomination petition expressly nominates a qualified candidate for an office, and bears the signatures of no fewer than twenty-five qualified voters who are resident s of the area to which the office applies.
(3) The Commission promptly determines the qualification of a nominee. If it initially determines that a nominee is not qualified, it gives the nominee written notice of the reasons for the determination and an opportunity to present evidence supporting qualification before the Commission makes a final finding regarding qualification.
(4) Within forty-eight hours of the close of nominations the Commission issues a certified list of candidates for an office.
Amended by State Law 6-157.
Section 3.1302. Withdrawal.
(1) A candidate may withdraw following nomination by giving written notice to the Commission. If a candidate withdraws or dies after the printing of a ballot, the Commission strikes his name from the ballot, giving general public notice and posting notice at a polling place before the opening of the place on election day.
(2) If a candidate withdraws his nomination later than thirty-two days before an election, the preparation of the ballot has begun, and the withdrawal necessitates a reprinting of the ballots or a striking out of a candidate's name, the withdrawing candidate reimburses the Commission for the cost of reprinting or striking within sixty days after withdrawal, except for a withdrawal necessitated for medical cause certified by a physician.