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House Bill 1340


House Bill 1340

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Primary elections. Changes the date for primary elections from May to June. Requires that state conventions of political parties be held at least 90 days before the primary election. (Under current law, the convention must be held not later than 60 days after the primary election.) Requires that the county central committee of a major political party conduct a county convention in February before the primary to select state convention delegates. Permits candidates for United States Senator and governor to be placed on the primary election ballot by the state convention of the political party. Provides that a political party may elect precinct committeemen at a primary election if the political party's candidate for secretary of state receives at least 5% of the vote for secretary of state at the most recent election. (Under current law, the political party's candidate for secretary of state must receive at least 10% of the vote for secretary of state at the election.) Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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