Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Primary Election Procedure

Withdrawal From Nomination

13-10-325. Withdrawal from nomination. (1) (a) A candidate for nomination or a candidate for election to an office may withdraw from the election by sending a statement of withdrawal to the officer with whom the candidate's declaration, petition, or acceptance of nomination was filed. The statement must contain all information necessary to identify the candidate and the office sought. Unless filed electronically with the secretary of state, the statement of withdrawal from nomination must be acknowledged by an officer empowered to acknowledge signatures or by the officer of the office at which the filing is made.

(b) A candidate may not withdraw after the candidate filing deadline established in 13-10-201(7).

(2) Filing fees paid by the candidate may not be refunded.

History: En. Sec. 82, Ch. 368, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 254, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 28, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 23-3321(1); amd. Sec. 75, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 27, Ch. 250, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 229, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 41, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 292, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 242, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 179, Ch. 49, L. 2015.