6.0605 Withdrawal of candidates-Disqualification-Death-Notice.

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(a) Any candidate may withdraw not later than 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd day after the close of filing for any reason and may withdraw after the close of filing up to 4:30 p.m. on the 10th day prior to an election for reasons of ill health when the notice is accompanied by a statement from a licensed physician indicating that the ill health may endanger the candidate’s life, by giving notice in writing to the Chief Election Officer. Once the notice is received by the Chief Election Officer, the candidate shall not rescind or attempt to rescind the notice of withdrawal.

(b) When a candidate dies, withdraws, or is disqualified after the close of filing and the ballots have been printed, the Chief Election Officer shall either order the candidate’s name stricken from the ballot or that a notice of the disqualification, withdrawal, or death be prominently posted at the polling place on election day.

(c) In no case shall the filing fee be refunded after filing.

History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1; amd 2002, PL 27-31.