Question: Should section be amended to provide that petition papers should be filed no later than four p.m. on the fortieth day prior to the primary election?

Proposed Language:

§ 8     Filing and Verification of Petitions

All separate papers comprising a nominating petition shall be assembled and filed with the election authorities as one instrument no later than four p.m. on the fortieth day prior to the day of the primary election. Within ten days after the filing of a nominating petition the election authorities shall notify the person named therein as a candidate whether the petition is found to be signed by the required number of qualified electors. If insufficient, the person named therein as candidate may, amend the petition by filing within five (5) days after notification of insufficiency by the election authorities, additional petition papers. Within five (5) days after the filing of the additional petition papers, the election authorities shall notify the person named therein as candidate whether the amended petition is found to be signed by the required number of qualified electors.

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