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  115.761.  Official list of candidates, how included, filing fee — name removed, how — ballot form, content. — 1.  The official list of presidential candidates for each established political party shall include the names of all constitutionally qualified candidates for whom, on or after 8:00 a.m. on the fifteenth Tuesday prior to the presidential primary, and on or before 5:00 p.m., on the eleventh Tuesday prior to the presidential primary, a written request to be included on the presidential primary ballot is filed with the secretary of state along with:

  (1)  Receipt of payment to the state committee of the established political party on whose ballot the candidate wishes to appear of a filing fee of five thousand dollars; or

  (2)  A written statement, sworn to before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, that the candidate is unable to pay the filing fee and does not have funds in a campaign fund or committee to pay the filing fee and a petition signed by not less than five thousand registered Missouri voters, as determined by the secretary of state, that the candidate's name be placed on the ballot of the specified established political party for the presidential preference primary.  The request to be included on the presidential primary ballot shall include each signer's printed name, registered address and signature and shall be in substantially the following form:


I (We) the undersigned, do hereby request that the name of ______ be placed upon the February ______, ______, presidential primary ballot as candidate for nomination as the nominee for President of the United States on the ______ party ticket.


  2.  The state or national party organization of an established political party that adopts rules imposing signature requirements to be met before a candidate can be listed as an official candidate shall notify the secretary of state by October first of the year preceding the presidential primary.

  3.  Any candidate or such candidate's authorized representative may have such candidate's name stricken from the presidential primary ballot by filing with the secretary of state on or before 5:00 p.m. on the eleventh Tuesday prior to the presidential primary election a written statement, sworn to before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, requesting that such candidate's name not be printed on the official primary ballot.  Thereafter, the secretary of state shall not include the name of that candidate in the official list announced pursuant to section 115.758 or in the certified list of candidates transmitted pursuant to section 115.765.

  4.  The filing times set out in this section shall only apply to presidential preference primaries, and are in lieu of those established in section 115.349.


(L. 1998 S.B. 709, A.L. 1999 H.B. 676, A.L. 2003 H.B. 511, A.L. 2020 S.B. 631)

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