Canvass and Declaration: State Primary Election

Section 659:91-a

    659:91-a Candidate of One Party. –
I. Any person who runs as a candidate on any party's state primary election ballot and who is not chosen as the candidate for that party for the elective office for which the person was a candidate shall not under any circumstances run as the nominee of a different party in the state general election.
II. Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 655:37, if any candidate is disqualified from accepting the nomination of another party by means of write-in votes because the candidate is disqualified under the provisions of paragraph I, then the nomination shall be given to the candidate who received the highest number of write-in votes and who was not disqualified under the provisions of paragraph I, so long as he or she receives 35 write-in votes, or write-in votes equaling 10 percent or more of the total votes cast for that party on the state primary election ballot, whichever is the smaller.

Source. 1983, 221:1; 429:2. 1986, 61:1. 1996, 36:10. 1999, 202:2. 2001, 231:10, eff. July 13, 2001. 2020, 35:9, eff. Sept. 26, 2020.