(1) A candidate who is unsuccessful in a contested primary election, but who complies with applicable statutes to qualify as a write-in candidate for the general election, must file a declaration of intent pursuant to 13-10-211, MCA.

(2) The write-in candidate must close his or her primary election account, and follow the procedures to dispose of the funds according to ARM 44.11.701 and 44.11.702.

(3) The write-in candidate shall not use any primary election funds for his or her general write-in election campaign.

(4) The write-in candidate shall file a new statement of candidate and, if required, a business disclosure statement, and comply with the aggregate contribution limits for the general election. 

History: 13-37-114, MCA; IMP, 13-37-216, 13-37-218, 13-37-240, MCA; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 784, Eff. 3/22/96; TRANS and AMD, from ARM 44.10.337, 2016 MAR p. 28, Eff. 1/9/16.