2007 Regular Session


File Code: Elections
Sponsored By:
Senators Kelley, Britt, Exum, Haines, Harris, Klausmeier, Miller, and Stone
Election Law - Certificate of Candidacy - Given Name Requirement


Repealing a provision of law authorizing a candidate for a public or party office to file a certificate of candidacy under a name other than the candidate's given name, initial of other given name, and surname by filing an affidavit attesting that the candidate is generally known by that other name in press accounts concerning the candidate or in the candidate's everyday encounters with members of the community; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 2/8 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Larry E. Haines, District 5
Senator Andrew P. Harris, District 7
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., District 27
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Names -see also- Proper Names
Political Candidates
Proper Names

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 5-301 , 5-301 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered