To be organized as a minor political party, an organization must file with the Secretary of State a certificate of existence which includes the:
Name of the political party;
Names of its officers;
Names of the members of its executive committee; and
Name of the person authorized to file the list of its candidates for partisan office with the Secretary of State.
A copy of the constitution or bylaws of the party must be affixed to the certificate.
A minor political party shall file with the Secretary of State an amended certificate of existence within 5 days after any change in the information contained in the certificate.
The constitution or bylaws of a minor political party must provide a procedure for the nomination of its candidates in such a manner that only one candidate may be nominated for each office.
A minor political party whose candidates for partisan office do not appear on the ballot for the general election must file a notice of continued existence with the Secretary of State not later than the second Friday in August preceding the general election.
A minor political party which fails to file a notice of continued existence as required by subsection 5 ceases to exist as a minor political party in this State.