§3-5-3. Presidential preference.
In presidential election years, in addition to the candidates
required to be nominated at the primary election, the qualified
voters of each political party shall have the opportunity of voting
for their choice among those aspiring to be the candidates of their
respective parties for president of the United States. The names
of such aspirants shall be printed on the official election ballot
of their respective parties, as provided in section thirteen of
this article, upon the filing with the secretary of state of the
certificate of announcement as provided in section seven of this
article and the filing fee or petition in lieu of filing fee as
provided in sections eight and eight-a of this article, and the
ballot shall be marked and the vote shall be counted, canvassed and
returned under the same conditions as to names, certificates and
other matters, as the names and certificates of the party aspirants
for the party nomination for the office of governor.