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SB 442: Primary Elections


Primary Elections; Requiring that a universal primary election open to all qualified electors, regardless of political party affiliation or lack thereof, be held for purposes of selecting candidates for specified federal, state, local, and district offices; specifying that the candidates receiving the highest and next highest number of votes in the universal primary election advance to the general election; modifying ballot layout requirements to conform to the addition of the universal primary election, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/4/2019 Senate • Filed
10/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 34
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 34
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Ethics and Elections