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Chapter 5.
Candidates for Office
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  • Article 1.
    Qualifications and Requirements of All Candidates
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  • § 24.2-500
    Qualification of candidates
    § 24.2-501
    Statement of qualification as requirement of candidacy
    § 24.2-502
    Statement of economic interests as requirement of candidacy
    § 24.2-503
    Deadlines for filing required statements; extensions
    § 24.2-503.1
    § 24.2-504
    Persons entitled to have name printed on ballot
  • Article 2.
    Independent Candidates
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  • § 24.2-505
    Declaration of candidacy required of independent candidates
    § 24.2-506
    Petition of qualified voters required; number of signatures required; certain towns excepted
    § 24.2-507
    Deadlines for filing declarations and petitions of candidacy
  • Article 3.
    Nominations of Candidates by Political Parties
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  • § 24.2-508
    Powers of political parties in general
    § 24.2-509
    (Effective until January 1, 2024) Party to determine method of nominating its candidates for office; exceptions
    § 24.2-509
    (Effective January 1, 2024) Party to determine method of nominating its candidates for office; exceptions
    § 24.2-510
    Deadlines for parties to nominate by methods other than primary
    § 24.2-511
    Party chairman or official to certify candidates to State Board and general registrars; failure to certify
  • Article 4.
    Conduct of Primaries
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  • § 24.2-512
    Primaries to be conducted in accordance with article
    § 24.2-513
    Provisions as to general elections applicable
    § 24.2-514
    To what nominations this article applies
    § 24.2-515
    Presidential election year primaries
    § 24.2-515.1
    Schedule for primaries in the year 2001 and each tenth year thereafter
    § 24.2-516
    Party to furnish names of chairmen and notify State Board of adoption of direct primary
    § 24.2-517
    State Board to order election
    § 24.2-518
    County and city treasurers to pay primary expenses; certain uses of machinery by party
    § 24.2-519
    Qualification of primary candidates
    § 24.2-520
    Declaration of candidacy required
    § 24.2-521
    Petition required to accompany declaration; number of signatures required
    § 24.2-522
    When and to whom filings to be made
    § 24.2-523
    Candidates to pay fee before filing
    § 24.2-524
    To whom fees paid; refund of fees
    § 24.2-525
    Persons entitled to have name printed on ballot
    § 24.2-526
    Primary not to be held when less than two candidates declare
    § 24.2-527
    Chairman or official to furnish State Board and general registrars with names of candidates and certify petition signature requirements met
    § 24.2-528
    No primary candidate to be nominated by convention
    § 24.2-529
    Primary ballots
    § 24.2-530
    Who may vote in primary
    § 24.2-531
    Pollbooks used during primaries
    § 24.2-532
    Abstracts of votes; law-enforcement officer to obtain returns not forwarded
    § 24.2-533
    § 24.2-534
    Returns tabulated by State Board; when nominee declared
    § 24.2-535
    Vote required to nominate
    § 24.2-536
    Procedure when a vacancy in office occurs less than 75 days before primary date
    § 24.2-537
    Procedure when nominee by default dies or withdraws or nomination is set aside prior to primary
    § 24.2-538
    Procedure when opposed candidate for nomination dies prior to primary
  • Article 5.
    Death, Withdrawal, or Disqualification of Party Nominee
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  • § 24.2-539
    Party may nominate when nominee dies, withdraws, or nomination is set aside; duty of party chairman
    § 24.2-540
    Other parties may also nominate; independent candidates
    § 24.2-541
    Printing of names on ballot
  • Article 6.
    Nominations for Presidential Elections
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  • § 24.2-542
    State Board to be furnished names of electors selected by political parties; oaths of electors
    § 24.2-542.1
    State Board to be furnished names of electors selected by political parties; certain national conventions
    § 24.2-543
    How other groups may submit names of electors; oaths of electors
  • Article 7.
    Presidential Year Primaries
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  • § 24.2-544
    Time presidential primaries to be held and completion of duties by officers of election; age qualifications for participation
    § 24.2-545
    Presidential primary