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and that he knows them to be electors of that precinct or county, as the nomination papers shall require; that he knows that they signed the same with full knowledge of the contents thereof and that their respective residences are stated therein and that each signer signed the same on the date stated opposite his name, and that he, the affiant, intends to support the candidate named therein. Such affidavit shall not be made by the candidate, but each candidate shall file with his nomination paper or papers, or within five days thereafter, a declaration that he will qualify as such officer if nominated and elected.
5. Such nomination papers shall be signed,
(a) If for a state office by at least one per cent. of the voters of the party of such candidate in at least each of six counties in the state, and in the aggregate not less than one per cent. nor more than ten per cent. of the total vote of his party in the state.
(b) If for a representative in congress, by at least two per cent. of the voters of his party, in at least one-tenth of the election precincts in each of at least one-half of the counties of the congressional district, and in the aggregate not less than two per cent. nor more than ten per cent. of the total vote of his party in such district.
(c) If for an office representing less than a congressional district in area, or a county office, by at least three per cent. of the party vote in at least one-sixth of the election precincts of such district and in the aggregate not less than three per cent. nor more than ten per cent. of the total vote of his party in such district.
(d) The basis of percentage in each case shall be the vote of the party for the presidential elector receiving the largest vote at the last preceding presidential election. But any political organization which at the last preceding general election was represented on the official ballot by either regular party candidates or by individual nominees only, may, upon complying with the provisions of this act, have a separate primary election ticket as a political party, if any of its candidates or individual nominees received one per cent. of the total vote cast at the last preceding general election in the state, or subdivision thereof, in which the candidate seeks the nomination.
(Ch. 666, 1907.)
Nomination, filing: places and limit; papers destroyed after use. SECTION 11–6. All nomination papers shall be filed as follows:
1. For state officers, United States senators, representatives
in congress, and those members of senate and assembly whose districts comprise more than one county, in the office of the secretary of state.
2. For officers to be voted for wholly within one county, in the office of the county clerk of such county.
3. For city officers, or other officers voted for exclusively within one city, in the office of the city clerk.
4. When nomination papers shall be received which contain ten per cent. of the total vote as limited in subdivisions a, b and c, of section 11–5 of this act, the clerk with whom such papers are required to be filed, shall not receive or file further nomination papers for the candidate named therein.
5. All nomination papers in the custody of any official under the provisions of this section shall, four months after the day of the election at which the nominees sought to be named by such nomination papers have been voted for, be destroyed, by the official having such custody. Such papers as are material to any investigation or litigation then pending, shall not be destroyed, however, until the final determination of such investigation or litigation.
(Ch. 666, 1907.)
Nominees: certified lists; county clerk's notices. SECTION 11—7. 1. At least twenty-five days before any primary preceding a general election, the secretary of state shall transmit to each county clerk a certified list containing the name and postoffice address of each person for whom nomination papers have been filed in his office, and entitled to be voted for at such primary, together with a designation of the office for which he is a candidate, and the party or principle he represents.
2. Such clerk shall forthwith upon receipt thereof publish under the proper party designation, the title of each office, the names and addresses of all persons for whom nomination papers have been filed, giving the name and address of each, the date. of the primary, the hours during which the polls will be opened, and that the primary will be held at the regular polling places in each precinct.
3. It shall be the duty of the county clerk to publish such notice once each week for two consecutive weeks prior to said primary
4. Such clk shall also fortuyith mail copies of such notice to each town, village and city clerk of his county, who shall immediately post copies of the same in at least three public places in each precinct in his town, village or city, designating therein the location of the polling booth in each election precinct.
(Ch. 666, 1907.)
Newspaper notices; number. SECTION 11–8.
SECTION 11–8. 1. Every publication required in this act shall be made in at least two, and not to exceed four newspapers of general circulation in such county or city, one of such newspapers shall represent the political party that cast the largest vote in such county or city at the preceding general election, and one of such newspapers shall represent the political party that cast the next largest vote in such county or city at the preceding general election, provided that every publication required in this act shall not be made in more than two newspapers as herein provided unless authorized by resolution adopted by the county board of supervisors of such county or city council of such city.
2. In any case where the publication of a notice cannot be made as hereinbefore required, it may be made in any newspaper having a general circulation in the county or city in which the notice is required to be published. (Ch. 666, 1907.)
Official ballot. SECTION 11-9. An official ballot shall be printed and provided for use at each voting precinct in the form provided herein and annexed hereto. The names of all candidates for the respective offices for whom the nomination papers prescribed shall have been duly filed, shall be printed thereon. (Ch. 666, 1907.)
Ballots: samples for corrections; printing and distribution. SECTION 11–10. 1. At least twenty days before the September primary each county clerk shall prepare sample offcial ballots in substantially the annered form mnked "A," placing therein, alphabetically, under the appropriate title of each office and party designation, the names of all candidates to be voted for in the precinct of his county, for whom nomination papers have been filed.
Such sample ballot shall be ! printed upon tinted or colored paper and shall contain no blank endorsement or certificate.
2. Such clerk shall forthwith submit the ticket of each party to the county chairman thereof and mail a copy to each candidate for whom nomination papers have been filed with him as required by this act, to his postoffice address as given in such nomination paper, and he shall post a copy of each sample ballot in a conspicuous place in his office.
3. On the tenth day before such primary the county clerk shall correct any errors or omissions in the ballot, cause the