§17-14-13  Objections to eligibility of candidate or sufficiency of papers. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE17/17-14/17-14-13.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 17

Elections

CHAPTER 17-14

Nomination of Party and Independent Candidates

SECTION 17-14-13



   § 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.)