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Senate Bill (S)

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Ballot access. Reduces the minimum number of votes cast at an election required for certain purposes from 2% of the votes cast in the last election for secretary of state to: (1) 0.5% of the votes cast at the last election for secretary of state; or (2) 0.5% of the total votes cast for any statewide state office or statewide federal office at either of the previous two elections. Repeals the definition of "major political party" and uses instead the designation of a political party eligible to hold a nominating convention. Allows a political party to qualify to nominate candidates Ballot access. Reduces the minimum number of votes cast at an election required for certain purposes from 2% of the votes cast in the last election for secretary of state to: (1) 0.5% of the votes cast at the last election for secretary of state; or (2) 0.5% of the total votes cast for any statewide state office or statewide federal office at either of the previous two elections. Repeals the definition of "major political party" and uses instead the designation of a political party eligible to hold a nominating convention. Allows a political party to qualify to nominate candidates by convention, if the political party obtains at least 4,500 signatures of voters of the state, including at least 500 signatures of voters from each congressional district, on a petition of nomination. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more