to my supporters in AL: help me put Leah Lax on the ballot in AL, so we can successfully challenge BO there
Posted on | December 16, 2011 | 3 Comments
Contact Info : Beth.Chapman@sos.alabama.gov
Per Section 17-13-70 of Alabama Statutes
Time for contesting generally; hearing.
Any contest to a nomination made by primary election must be filed within 24 hours after the results of the primary election have been declared, weekends excluded, under the same conditions and on the same grounds as provided in the laws of Alabama for general elections of state and county officers and as provided in this chapter. The person whose nomination is contested under this section shall be notified of the contest in accordance with Section 17-13-83 and shall have five days after notice of the filing of the contest within which to file with the chair his or her objections and answers to such contest. Such contest shall be heard and tried by the county executive committee as to candidates for county offices and by the state committee as to candidates for all other offices; and wherever there is no county executive committee consisting of enough members to obtain a quorum, then by the state executive committee.
Per Section 17-13-71 of Alabama Statutes
The contests of nomination by a party for office, other than a county office, may be instituted by any qualified elector of the state, or of the political subdivision, as the case may be, who belongs to that party and who legally participated in such primary election, upon the following grounds, which may be used separately, or else be joined in the same contest:
(1) Malconduct, fraud, or corruption on the part of any inspector, clerk, returning officer, canvassing board, or other persons.
(2) When a person whose nomination is contested was not eligible to the office sought at the time of the declaration of nomination.
(3) On account of illegal votes given.
(4) On account of the rejection of legal votes.
(5) Offers to bribe, bribery, intimidation, or other malconduct or misconduct calculated to prevent a fair, free, and full exercise of the elective franchise.
(6) Miscalculation, mistake, or misconduct in counting, tallying, certifying, or canvassing which of itself alone or in conjunction with the giving of illegal votes or the rejection of legal votes, or any other ground, would, when everything is corrected, reduce the number of legal votes cast for the declared nominee down to or below those of some other candidate in that race.