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STATE OF HAWAII OFFICE. OF ELECTIONS womchlgolaine December 18, 2008 VIA E-MAIL Justin W. Riggs 5255 S, Grant St, Littleton, CO 80121 Dear Mr. Riggs: ‘Your recent e-mail to Lieutenant Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., dated December 12, 2008, requesting nomination papers, as that term is referred to in HRS §12-7, for all major presidential candidates that were on the General Election Ballot was forwarded to me to respond to. The type of nomination papers referred to in HRS §12-7 (Filing of Oath) and other provisions of Chapter 12, HRS (Primary Elections) do not exist for presidential candidates. The reason is that the provisions of Chapter 12, HRS do not apply to presidential candidates nominated by political parties. Instead, HRS §11-113 (Presidential Ballots) provides that a recognized political party will provide the Office of Elections with the following information prior to placing the names of its candidates for President and Vice President on the presidential ballot: (1) the names and addresses of its candidates, (2) a statement by the political party that each candidates is legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution, and (3) a statement that the candidates are the duly chosen candidates of both the state and the national party. ‘Thank you for writing to the state of Hawaii and for allowing us to explain how access to the presidential ballot is obtained in our state. I, evin B, Croni Si KAC:ASHer 00-497-08, ce: Lt, Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr.