34-904. Primary election ballots. (1) There shall be a separate primary election ballot for each political party upon which its ticket shall be printed; however, a county may use a separate ballot for the office of precinct committeeman. All candidates who have filed their declarations of candidacy and are subsequently certified shall be listed under the proper office titles on their political party ticket. The secretary of state shall design the primary election ballot to allow for write-in candidates when needed.
(2) The office titles shall be listed in order beginning with the highest federal office and ending with precinct offices. The secretary of state has the discretion and authority to arrange the classifications of offices as provided by law.
(3) It is not necessary to print a primary ballot for a political party which does not have candidates for more than half of the federal or statewide offices on the ballot if no more than one (1) candidate files for nomination by that party for any of the offices on the ballot. The secretary of state shall certify that no primary election is necessary for that party if such is the case and shall certify to the county clerk the names of candidates for that party for the general election ballot only.
[34-904, added 1970, ch. 140, sec. 124, p. 351; am. 1971, ch. 189, sec. 2, p. 870; am. 1972, ch. 130, sec. 1, p. 259; am. 1983, ch. 213, sec. 10, p. 593; am. 2001, ch. 272, sec. 2, p. 994; am. 2011, ch. 319, sec. 7, p. 932; am. 2012, ch. 57, sec. 1, p. 157; am. 2020, ch. 69, sec. 3, p. 158.]