Mississippi Legislature

2000 Regular Session

House Bill 541

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Background

Title

Description: Elections; enact open primary and abolish partisan primaries.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

101/25/00(H)Referred To Apportionment and Elections
203/07/00(H)Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateV/R App. Req
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
3/5ths vote requiredYes

House Committee:

Principal Author: Cameron

Code Sections: A 021-0007-0007, A 021-0008-0007, A 021-0015-0001, A 023-0015-0021, A 023-0015-0031, A 023-0015-0129, A 023-0015-0153, A 023-0015-0159, A 023-0015-0173, A 023-0015-0197, A 023-0015-0313, A 023-0015-0367, A 023-0015-0375, A 023-0015-0403, A 023-0015-0411, A 023-0015-0463, A 023-0015-0465, A 023-0015-0507, A 023-0015-0511, A 023-0015-0559, A 023-0015-0561, A 023-0015-0573, A 023-0015-0593, A 023-0015-0595, A 023-0015-0601, A 023-0015-0605, A 023-0015-0673, A 023-0015-0713, A 023-0015-0755, A 023-0015-0771, A 023-0015-0801, A 023-0015-0807, A 023-0015-0811, A 023-0015-0833, A 023-0015-0859, A 023-0015-0873, A 023-0015-0881, A 023-0015-0885, A 023-0015-0891, A 023-0015-0899, A 023-0015-0911, A 023-0015-0973, A 023-0015-1065, A 023-0015-1085, A 023-0015-1087, RP 023-0015-0127, RP 023-0015-0171, RP 023-0015-0191, RP 023-0015-0263, RP 023-0015-0265, RP 023-0015-0267, RP 023-0015-0291, RP 023-0015-0293, RP 023-0015-0295, RP 023-0015-0297, RP 023-0015-0299, RP 023-0015-0301, RP 023-0015-0303, RP 023-0015-0305, RP 023-0015-0307, RP 023-0015-0309, RP 023-0015-0311, RP 023-0015-0317, RP 023-0015-0319, RP 023-0015-0331, RP 023-0015-0333, RP 023-0015-0335, RP 023-0015-0359, RP 023-0015-0361, RP 023-0015-0363, 023-0015-0597, 023-0015-0599, RP 023-0015-0841, RP 023-0015-0921, RP 023-0015-0923, RP 023-0015-0925, RP 023-0015-0927, RP 023-0015-0929, RP 023-0015-0931, RP 023-0015-0933, RP 023-0015-0935, RP 023-0015-0937, RP 023-0015-0939, RP 023-0015-0941, RP 023-0015-1031, RP 023-0015-1063, RP 023-0015-1083

Title: AN ACT TO ABOLISH PARTISAN PRIMARIES; TO PROVIDE THE TIME FOR HOLDING GENERAL AND PREFERENTIAL ELECTIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN ONLY ONE PERSON HAS QUALIFIED AS A CANDIDATE FOR AN OFFICE, THAT SUCH PERSON'S NAME SHALL BE PLACED ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT; TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN MORE THAN ONE PERSON HAS QUALIFIED AS A CANDIDATE FOR AN OFFICE, THAT A PREFERENTIAL ELECTION SHALL BE HELD THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE GENERAL ELECTION AND THE CANDIDATE WHO RECEIVES A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES CAST FOR SUCH OFFICE SHALL HAVE HIS NAME AND HIS NAME ONLY PLACED ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT; TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN NO CANDIDATE RECEIVES A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES CAST IN THE PREFERENTIAL ELECTION FOR AN OFFICE, THAT THE TWO CANDIDATES WHO RECEIVE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES IN THE PREFERENTIAL ELECTION SHALL HAVE THEIR NAMES PLACED ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT AS CANDIDATES FOR SUCH OFFICE; TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW IN CASE OF TIES; TO PROVIDE THE MANNER FOR QUALIFYING AS A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRINTING OF NECESSARY BALLOTS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 21-7-7, 21-8-7, 21-15-1, 23-15-21, 23-15-31, 23-15-129, 23-15-153, 23-15-159, 23-15-173, 23-15-197, 23-15-313, 23-15-367, 23-15-375, 23-15-403, 23-15-411, 23-15-463, 23-15-465, 23-15-507, 23-15-511, 23-15-559, 23-15-561, 23-15-573, 23-15-593, 23-15-595, 23-15-601, 23-15-605, 23-15-673, 23-15-713, 23-15-755, 23-15-771, 23-15-801, 23-15-807, 23-15-811, 23-15-833, 23-15-859, 23-15-873, 23-15-881, 23-15-885, 23-15-891, 23-15-899, 23-15-911, 23-15-973, 23-15-1065, 23-15-1085 AND 23-15-1087, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-127, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE PREPARATION, USE AND REVISION OF PRIMARY ELECTION POLLBOOKS; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-171, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE DATES OF MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-191, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE DATE OF STATE, DISTRICT AND COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 23-15-263, 23-15-265, 23-15-267, 23-15-291 THROUGH 23-15-311, 23-15-317, 23-15-319, 23-15-331, 23-15-333 AND 23-15-335, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES OF THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS, PROVIDE FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF CANDIDATES FOR PARTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS, AND PROVIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF PARTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 23-15-359, 23-15-361 AND 23-15-363, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 23-15-597 AND 23-15-599, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE FOR THE CANVASS OF RETURNS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF VOTE BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS AND REQUIRE THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO TRANSMIT TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE A TABULATED STATEMENT OF THE PARTY VOTE FOR CERTAIN OFFICES; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-841, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES TO FILL VACANCIES IN COUNTY AND COUNTY DISTRICT OFFICES; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 23-15-921 THROUGH 23-15-941, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CONTESTS OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-1031, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE DATE OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR CONGRESSMEN AND UNITED STATES SENATORS; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-1063, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROHIBITS UNREGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES FROM CONDUCTING PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-1083, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH REQUIRES THAT CERTAIN CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES BE HELD ON THE SAME DAY AS THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 03/07/00 at 17:24.



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