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HB 0487 - Elections; primaries; voting; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Scott,Austin 153rd
Last Action: 4/20/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted
House Committee: GAff
Senate Committee: ETHICS
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend Chapter 2 of Title 21.  Relating to elections and primaries.  This bill would provide that the candidate who receives the most votes in a primary, special primary, election, or special election (other than a municipal) shall be nominated or elected, provided that the votes for such candidate exceed 45% of the total votes cast.  Plurality for municipal elections shall mean the highest number of votes.  This bill also moves the presidential preference primary in 2008 from March 3 to February 5. 

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