Introduced House Bill (H)

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Vacancies; voting. Removes a voter's option to vote for all candidates of a political party or an independent ticket at one time (straight ticket voting) in a general or municipal election, except for candidates for presidential electors. Provides that a legislative vacancy is filled by a special election if the vacancy occurs at a time other than during the final year of the legislative term. Provides that a legislative vacancy that occurs during the last year of the legislative term shall be filled by a caucus of the precinct committeemen from the legislative district of the political party of the Vacancies; voting. Removes a voter's option to vote for all candidates of a political party or an independent ticket at one time (straight ticket voting) in a general or municipal election, except for candidates for presidential electors. Provides that a legislative vacancy is filled by a special election if the vacancy occurs at a time other than during the final year of the legislative term. Provides that a legislative vacancy that occurs during the last year of the legislative term shall be filled by a caucus of the precinct committeemen from the legislative district of the political party of the individual who last held the vacant legislative office (as is the case under current law). Provides that the caucus of precinct committeemen may determine not to fill the vacancy. Makes conforming changes. Repeals superseded statutes relating to straight ticket voting. ... View more