Staff Analysis of the Legislation
SUMMARY: LC 28 6021 Makes significant changes in the elections process.
- local school board members shall be elected in the nonpartisan general election next preceding the expiration of the term of office
- revisions are made to provisions related to write in candidates and the handling of absentee ballots by elections officials
- adds presidential preference primaries to the list of dates in which special elections may be held
- candidates in special elections may choose to designate party affiliation on the ballot
EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon approval by the Governor and pre clearance by the U. S. Department of Justice.