§3-5-24. Filing of nomination certificates; time.
(a) All certificates nominating candidates for office under
the preceding section shall be filed, in the case of a candidate to
be voted for by the voters of the entire state or by any
subdivision of the state other than a single county, with the
Secretary of State, and in the case of all candidates for county
and magisterial district offices, including all offices to be
filled by the voters of a single county, with the clerk of the
county commission, not later than August 1 preceding the general
(b) Each candidate shall pay the filing fee required by
section eight of this article, at the time of the filing of the
nomination certificate. If any nomination certificate is not
timely filed or if the filing fee is not timely paid, the
certificate may not be received by the Secretary of State, or by
the clerk of the county commission, as the case may be.