(1) The secretary of state or other authorized official shall not certify a candidate's
nomination or election to, or print or cause to be printed on any ballot the name
of a candidate for, one of the following offices if, at the end of the current term
of that office, the candidate will have served in that office or had he not resigned
or been recalled would have served in that office:
(a) 8 or more years in any 16-year period as governor, lieutenant governor, secretary
of state, state auditor, attorney general, or superintendent of public instruction;
(b) 8 or more years in any 16-year period as a state representative;
(c) 8 or more years in any 16-year period as a state senator;
(d) 6 or more years in any 12-year period as a member of the U.S. house of representatives;
(e) 12 or more years in any 24-year period as a member of the U.S. senate.
(2) When computing time served for purposes of subsection (1), the provisions of subsection
(1) do not apply to time served in terms that end during or prior to January 1993.
(3) Nothing contained herein shall preclude an otherwise qualified candidate from
being certified as nominated or elected by virtue of write-in votes cast for said
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