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16-802 - Representation of new party on ballot for county or municipal election
16-802. Representation of new party on ballot for county or municipal election
A new political party shall become eligible for recognition, shall be represented by an official party ballot at the next ensuing primary election of a county, city or town and shall be placed on the official ballot at the succeeding regular election upon filing with the officer in charge of elections of the county or the city or town clerk, as the case may be, a petition signed by a number of qualified electors equal to not less than two per cent of the votes cast for county attorney in the case of a county petition or for mayor in the case of a city or town petition. The petition shall bear the certification of the county recorder or the city or town clerk, as the case may be, that he has examined the signatures on the petition, that it contains the signatures of a number of qualified electors equal to not less than two per cent of the votes cast for county attorney or mayor at the last preceding election, and that it contains the signatures of qualified electors in not less than one-fourth of the election precincts of the county, city or town.