Engrossed Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Ballot access. Changes the number of voters required to sign a petition of nomination for a ticket for President and Vice President of the United States, the office of United States Senator, or a ticket for governor and lieutenant governor of a minor political party or an independent candidate from at least the number of voters equal to 2% of the total vote cast at the election for secretary of state to at least 4,500 voters (500 from each congressional district). Reduces from 2% to 0.5% the minimum number of votes cast at the election for secretary of state required Ballot access. Changes the number of voters required to sign a petition of nomination for a ticket for President and Vice President of the United States, the office of United States Senator, or a ticket for governor and lieutenant governor of a minor political party or an independent candidate from at least the number of voters equal to 2% of the total vote cast at the election for secretary of state to at least 4,500 voters (500 from each congressional district). Reduces from 2% to 0.5% the minimum number of votes cast at the election for secretary of state required for certain purposes: (1) the number of voters required to sign a petition to allow a political action committee to appoint challengers, pollbook holders, and watchers for a public question submitted to the electorate; (2) the minimum number of votes received by a nominee of a political party to allow the party to conduct a state or county convention; and (3) the minimum number of voters required to sign a petition of nomination of a candidate of a minor political party or an independent candidate (other than a ticket for President and Vice President of the United States, the office of United States Senator, or a ticket for governor and lieutenant governor). ... View more