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House Bill 1004


House Bill 1004

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1004 (Updated March 8, 2012 11:37 am - DI 84)


Various election law matters. Provides that if there is a contested election for any office of a municipality, all nominees for each office must be shown on the ballot. Authorizes a county election board to provide by resolution adopted by a unanimous vote of the members of the election board, that an election for a municipal office not be held if there is no contest for the office. Provides that such a resolution expires January 1 of the year immediately following its adoption. Authorizes a county election board to provide by resolution adopted by a unanimous vote of the members of the election board, that a municipal election may be limited to legislative body districts of the municipality where there are contests for election of members of the municipal legislative body if there are no contested offices to be elected by all the voters of the municipality. Requires that a circuit court clerk record certain information from an application for an absentee ballot in the statewide voter registration list. Provides that if a caucus called to fill a candidate vacancy or a vacancy in certain local offices does not obtain a quorum, the applicable political party county chairman or state chairman is required to fill the vacancy. Corrects a reference to the terms of office of school board members to conform the law to the amendments made during the 2011 session that provide that all elected school board members are elected at a general election. Makes a technical correction.
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