HB470 (2021) Detail

Relative to the designation of office on ballots.


HB 470  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0639

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 470

 

AN ACT relative to the designation of office on ballots.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. G. Griffin, Hills. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the secretary of state to highlight the maximum number of votes a voter may cast for an office.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0639

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the designation of office on ballots.

 

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

 

1  Ballot Design.  Amend RSA 656:6 to read as follows:

656:6 Designation of Office. Immediately to the left of the set of party columns shall be an offices column which shall list the offices, each preceded by the word "For," for which the candidates whose names are listed in the party columns have been nominated, as in "For Governor." Below each such phrase shall be printed in small but easily legible letters "Vote for not more than ____ (here insert a number designating how many persons are to be voted for)." The secretary of state shall highlight such phrase using either a different font, color, watermark, or other method at the secretary's discretion.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB470 at GenCourtMobile
HB470 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 17, 2021 House Hearing
March 5, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB470 Revision: 31764 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

Docket


March 5, 2021: Executive Session: 03/05/2021 12:00 pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99327579520


Feb. 17, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/17/2021 10:00 am Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95842759377 Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 49