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Ballot Access Modifications Public Health Concerns

Concerning modifications to party candidate designation requirements to accommodate public health concerns.
2020 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill extends various deadlines related to ballot access requirements in 2020 due to public health concerns. Parties may amend their bylaws as needed during 2020 to allow remote participation in assemblies and conventions and to fill vacancies. Delegates to assemblies may participate remotely if allowed by the party, and parties may reduce or waive any quorum requirements to allow assemblies to proceed. Members of vacancy committees may participate in meetings remotely if allowed by the party, and parties may determine whether to allow proxies at vacancy committee meetings. The ability of the state chair to fill a vacancy is extended to situations in which the vacancy occurs because the designation was not filled by the assembly or the vacancy committee. If a party has restrictions in its rules or bylaws concerning notice requirements for meetings of the state central committee of for other meetings, the requirements may be waived so long as at least 3 days notice is given. The modifications are repealed effective December 31, 2020.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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