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§ 8-202. Use of primary election by principal political party

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection LawEffective: April 14, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Elections (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Primary Elections (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 14, 2015
MD Code, Election Law, § 8-202
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 8-202
§ 8-202. Use of primary election by principal political party
In general
(a) A principal political party, as determined by the statement of registration issued by the State Board:
(1) shall use the primary election to:
(i) nominate its candidates for public office; and
(ii) elect all members of the local central committees of the political party; and
(2) may use the primary election in the year of a presidential election to elect delegates to a national presidential nominating convention.
Requirements for nominees
(b) Except for a nominee for President or Vice President, the name of a nominee of a principal political party may not appear on the ballot in a general election if the individual has not:
(1) been nominated in the primary election; or
(2) been designated to fill a vacancy in nomination in accordance with Title 5 of this article.
Unaffiliated voters
(c) If a political party chooses to permit voters not affiliated with the party to vote in the party's primary election, the chairman of the party's State central committee shall so notify the State Board at least 6 months before the date of the primary election.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 8-202, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 8-202 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, c. 22, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 1, eff. April 8, 2006; Acts 2008, c. 118, § 1, eff. April 17, 2008; Acts 2015, c. 22, § 1, eff. April 14, 2015.
Formerly Art. 33, § 8-202.
MD Code, Election Law, § 8-202, MD ELEC LAW § 8-202
Current through legislation effective February 15, 2021, from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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