Nomination of Party and Independent Candidates
§ 17-14-13 Objections to eligibility of
candidate or sufficiency of papers.
When nomination papers have been duly filed and are in apparent conformity with
§ 17-14-11, they shall be conclusively presumed to be valid, unless
written objections to them are made as to the eligibility of the candidate or
the sufficiency of the nomination papers or the signatures on them. All
objections shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state or of the
local board, as the case may be, by four o'clock (4:00) p.m. on the next
business day after the last day fixed for filing nomination papers in the
appropriate office as provided in this chapter. Nothing in this section shall
be construed to prevent the secretary of state or the local board, as the case
may be, from disqualifying a candidate based on the determination of the
secretary of state or the local board, acting on its own motion, that the
candidate is ineligible or the nomination papers or the signatures on them are
invalid or insufficient.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 13; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; G.L. 1956,
§ 17-14-13; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 271, § 1;
P.L. 1983, ch. 172, § 22; P.L. 1987, ch. 389, § 1.)