SB 821 Primary elections; adds political party affiliation to information for voter registration.
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Summary as introduced:
Voter registration by political party affiliation; primary elections. Adds party affiliation, beginning January 1, 2018, to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may indicate that he is an independent. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2018, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party designation in writing to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status by written notice at any time before the registration records are closed prior to an election. The state party chairman of each political party must notify the State Board of Elections by January 31 of each year of the rules adopted by the duly constituted authorities of the state political party governing who may participate in the party's primaries held from April 1 of that year through March 31 of the following year.

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11/07/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100640D  pdf | impact statement

11/07/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100640D
11/07/16  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/17  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (7-Y 6-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/06/17  Senate: Read third time and defeated by Senate (11-Y 29-N)