(1) An individual nominated or elected to a public office by write-in votes shall
sign and file a form indicating that the individual accepts the nomination or office
before the filing officer may issue a certificate of nomination or election. The Secretary of State by rule shall prescribe the form to be used under this section.
(2) In the case of an individual nominated or elected by write-in votes to a public
(a) Not later than the 27th day after the election, the filing officer shall:
(A) Prepare and deliver by regular mail the form described in subsection (1) of this
section to the individual; and
(B) If the filing officer has the electronic mail address of the individual, prepare
and deliver by electronic mail the form described in subsection (1) of this section
to the individual;
(b) Not later than the 35th day after the election, if the individual accepts the
nomination or office, the individual shall sign and file the form with the filing
(c) Not later than the 40th day after the election, if the individual files the form
by the deadline specified in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the filing officer
shall prepare and deliver a certificate of nomination or election to the individual
and, if applicable, issue a proclamation declaring the election of the candidate to
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