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[85 STAT. 791]
[85 STAT. 791]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 92-220-DEC. 23, 1971

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(11) Subsection (i) of section 8 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. Delegate pri1-1108), is amended to read as follows: 84 statT 849!°"* " (i) Each candidate in a primary election for the office of Delegate shall be nominated for such office by a nominating petition (1) filed with the Board not later than the forty-fifth day before the date of such primary election; (2) signed by qualified electors registered under- section 7 of this Act, who are of the same political party as the candidate. 82^9 Stat. 700; Stat. 103. and equal m number- to 1 per centum of the total number of such elector's D. C. Code 1in the District of Columbia, as shown by the records of the Board as 1107. of the ninety-ninth day before the date of such primary election, or- by two thousand of such qualified electors, whichever is less. A nominating petition for a candidate in a primary election for the office of Delegate may not be circulated for signature before the ninety-ninth day preceding the date of such election and may not be filed with the Boar-d before the seventieth day preceding such date. The Board may prescribe rules with respect to the preparation and presentation of nominating petitions. The Board shall ar-range the ballot of each political 13arty in each such primary election so as to enable a voter of such party to vote for any one duly nominated candidate of that par-ty for- the office of Delegate." General ec(12) Subsection (j) of section 8 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1108), tion, directe lnomiis amended to read as follows: nation. "(j)(1) A duly qualified candidate for the office of Delegate may, subject to the provisions of this subsection, be nominated directly as such a candidate for election in the next succeeding general election for such office (including any such election to be held to fill a vacancy). Such person shall be nominated by a nominating petition (A) filed with the Board not less than the forty-fifth day before the date of such general election; and (B) signed by qualified electors registered under section 7 of this Act equal in number to 11/^ per centum of the total number of such qualified electors in the District, as shown by the records of the Board as of the ninety-ninth day befor-e the date of such election, or by three thousand of such qualified electors, whichever is less. A nominating petition for such a candidate for the office of Delegate may not be circulated for signature before the ninety-ninth day preceding the date of such election and may not be filed with the Board before the seventieth day preceding such date. The Board may prescribe rules with respect to the preparation and presentation of such nominating petitions. (2) Nominations under this subsection for candidates for election in a general election for the office of Delegate shall be of no force and effect with respect to any person whose name has appeared on the ballot of a primary election for such office held within eight months before the date of such general election." (13) Subsection (m) of section 8 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1108) is amended to read as follows:

  • ' (m)(1) Designation of offices of local party committees to be filled

by election pursuant to clause (4) of the first section of this Act shall be effected, in accordance with the provision of this subsection, by written communication signed by the chairman of such committee and filed with the Board not later than ninety days before the date of such election. (2) Such designation shall specify separately (A) the titles of the offices and the total number of members to be elected at large, if any, and (B) the title of the offices and the total number of members to be elected by ward, if any. "(3) In the event that a party committee designates members to be elected by ward pursuant to clause (B) of paragraph (2) this subsection, the number of such officials to be elected from each of the