HB104 (2011) Detail

Relative to the date for the state primary election.


HB 104 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

11-0605

03/05

HOUSE BILL 104

AN ACT relative to the date for the state primary election.

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf 7

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill changes the date for the state primary election to 8 weeks prior to the general election.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11-0605

03/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to the date for the state primary election.

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

1 State Primary Election. Amend RSA 653:8 to read as follows:

653:8 State Primary Election. The state primary election shall be held on the [second] Tuesday [in September] 8 weeks prior to the state general election of every even-numbered year.

2 Primary Petitions; Form. Amend RSA 655:21 to read as follows:

655:21 Form. Primary petitions shall be made in the following form:

State of New Hampshire

County of ____________________ ss.

City (Town) of ____________________

I do hereby join in a petition for the printing on the primary ballot of the name of __________ whose domicile is in the city (town) of __________ (ward, street, and number, if in a city), in the county of __________, for the office of __________ to be voted for on Tuesday, the __________ day of [September] __________ (month), _____ (year), and certify that I am qualified to vote for a candidate for said office, that I am a registered member of the __________ party, and am not at this time a signer of any other similar petition for any other candidate for the above office; that my domicile is in the city (town) of __________ (ward, street, and number, if in a city), in the county of __________. I certify that to my knowledge the above-named candidate is not a candidate for incompatible offices as defined in RSA 655:10, and that he or she is not a federal employee which makes him or her ineligible to file as a candidate for this office. I further certify that I believe the above-named person is especially qualified to fill said office.

I hereby swear, under the penalties for voting fraud set forth below, that the information above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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Print Voter’s name

____________________

Voter’s Signature

In accordance with RSA 659:34, the penalty for knowingly or purposefully providing false information when registering to vote or voting is a class A misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of imprisonment not to exceed one year and a fine not to exceed $2,000. Fraudulently registering to vote or voting is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB104 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB104 Revision: 17945 Date: Jan. 3, 2011, midnight

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