DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Candidate qualifications. Provides that a person who is defeated: (1) in a primary election; or (2) as a candidate for nomination at a convention or by a caucus to fill an early or late ballot vacancy; is not eligible to become a candidate for any office in the next general or municipal election. Requires a person filing: (1) a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate; or (2) a petition for nomination as an independent or minor political party candidate; to certify that the person is not a defeated candidate for any office on the ballot for the election for which the person is filing to be a write-in or petition candidate. Repeals provisions that allow a defeated candidate to be appointed to fill a vacancy on the ballot for the next general or municipal election by the political party with which the person is affiliated as a candidate.