SB 797 Modifies the laws relating to elections
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 3178L.02C Fiscal Note: 3178-02
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/16/2008 - S concurs in HCS, as amended Journal Page: S1728
Title: HCS SB 797 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008
House Handler: May

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HCS/SB 797 - This act modifies the paperwork requirements for the formation of a new political party and the nomination of independent candidates.

The act repeals the requirement that the petition to form the new party must contain, if presidential electors are to be nominated by petition, the name of at least one qualified resident in each congressional district to be a nominee for presidential elector. Alternatively, this information will be provided when filing the respective declarations of candidacy.

Currently, in counties which do not have board of election commissioners, election judges are selected from lists provided by the county committee of each party or at the discretion of the election authority. This act allows this discretionary option only when lists are not provided.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 84 (2005), SB 726 (2006), and SB 138 (2007).

CHRIS HOGERTY