HB1204 (2008) Detail

Relative to the number of write-in votes required to receive a party's nomination.


CHAPTER 142

HB 1204 – FINAL VERSION

2008 SESSION

08-2238

03/09

HOUSE BILL 1204

AN ACT relative to the number of write-in votes required to receive a party’s nomination.

SPONSORS: Rep. C. Chase, Hills 2; Rep. Ehlers, Merr 9

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill modifies the number of write-in votes required to receive a party’s nomination.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

08-2238

03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT relative to the number of write-in votes required to receive a party’s nomination.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

142:1 Write-In Votes and Nomination. Amend RSA 659:88, I(a) to read as follows:

I.(a) A person whose name was not printed on the official state primary election ballot of a political party shall not be entitled to the nomination of that party for any office unless the person received [10] at least 35 write-in votes [or write-in votes equaling 10 percent or more of the total votes cast for that party on such state primary election ballot, whichever is the smaller, but in no event less than 5 write-in votes].

142:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: June 6, 2008

Effective Date: August 5, 2008

Links

HB1204 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1204 Revision: 11405 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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