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Section 17-6-27

Write-in votes; listing of independent candidates; form of ballots.

The elector may write in the column under the title of the office the name of any person whose name is not printed upon the ballot for whom the elector may desire to vote. In case of nomination by independent bodies, the ballot shall be so arranged that at the right of the last column for party nomination the several tickets of the names of the independent candidates shall be printed in one or more columns according to the space required, having above each of the tickets the political or other names selected to designate such independent nominations. The ballot form shall be designated by rule promulgated by the Secretary of State under the Administrative Procedure Act.

(Code 1907, §380; Code 1923, §470; Code 1940, T. 17, §155; §17-8-5; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §31.)
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