SB 832
Establishes a closed primary
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Last Action:
3/19/2012 - Hearing Conducted S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 832 - This act establishes a closed primary system.

For primary elections occurring after January 1, 2013, voters will only be allowed to vote a ballot of the political party designated in the individual's voter registration. Those attempting to vote a different party ballot are guilty of a class four election offense.

Voters may change their party affiliation at any time before the deadline for registration for the primary by giving written notice to the election authority in the same manner as delivering a notice of change of address.

Those who fail to designate party affiliation shall be registered without such affiliation and the election authority shall notify the voter that the voter may update the party affiliation.

This act is identical to HB 1052 (2012).