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§ 4-103. Loss of status as a political party

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Political Parties
Subtitle 1. Formation of Political Parties (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 4-103
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 4-103
§ 4-103. Loss of status as a political party
Retention of status
(a)(1) Unless extended pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a new political party shall retain its status as a political party until December 31 in the year of the second statewide general election following the party's qualification under § 4-102 of this subtitle.
(2) The political party shall retain its status as a political party through either of the following:
(i) if the political party has nominated a candidate for the highest office on the ballot in a statewide general election, and the candidate receives at least 1% of the total vote for that office, the political party shall retain its status through December 31 in the year of the next following general election; or
(ii) if the State voter registration totals, as of December 31, show that at least 1% of the State's registered voters are affiliated with the political party, the political party shall retain its status until the next following December 31.
Notification by State Board
(b) The State Board shall promptly notify the State chairman of a group that loses its status as a political party.
Effect of loss of status
(c) A group that loses its status as a political party may regain that status only by complying with all the requirements for qualifying as a new party under § 4-102 of this subtitle.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 4-103, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 587, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 4-103 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 1, eff. April 8, 2006.
Formerly Art. 33, § 4-103.
MD Code, Election Law, § 4-103, MD ELEC LAW § 4-103
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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