Apr 12 2013

California Sponsor of One Restrictive Ballot Access Bill Will Not Pursue the Bill This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) will not attempt to advance SCA 12 and SB 712 this year. This is the proposed constitutional amendment and bill to make it more difficult for write-in candidates in a partisan primary to advance to the general election. Current law says whoever comes in second in the June primary for Congress and state office advances to the November ballot. The bill would have said if the person who comes in second is a write-in in the June primary, he or she can’t appear on the November ballot unless the candidate polled a very large number of write-in votes.

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