HB 557 (BR 1442) - L. Napier
AN ACT relating to presidential preference primaries.
Amend KRS 118.025 and 118.561 to provide that the presidential preference primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January and provide that the entire cost shall be paid by the state; amend KRS 118.555 to require state executive committees to notify the State Board of Elections of a decision to hold a presidential preference primary, party caucus, or a combination of the two methods of selecting nominees by November 1, rather than December 31; amend KRS 118.571 to provide that voter's eligibility to vote in the presidential preference primary shall be determined as of the date that the registration books close for the presidential preference primary; amend KRS 118.581 to provide that the State Board of Elections shall meet on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to nominate all candidates that have qualified for federal matching funds; amend KRS 118.591 to require petitions and notices of candidacy to be filed by the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November; amend KRS 118.601 to provide that the public drawing for ballot order shall be held on the first Friday following the first Monday in November and provide that the Secretary of State shall certify to the county clerks the names of the candidates by the second Monday in November; amend KRS 117.045 to provide that election officers nominated from the prior year shall serve in the presidential preference primary; and amend KRS 116.045 to provide that a voter may register or change party affiliation while the books are closed for the regular election immediately preceding the presidential preference primary, but shall not be permitted to vote in the regular election and shall be permitted to vote in the presidential preference primary.
Feb 20-introduced in House
Feb 23-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)