2009 Regular Session


File Code: Elections
Sponsored By:
Delegates Ivey, Ali, Cardin, Gilchrist, Ramirez, Rice, Ross, Walker, Howard, Stukes, Kaiser, Barve, Hixson, Elmore, Myers, Murphy, Frick, and F. Turner
Election Law - Change of Party Affiliation and Nomination by Petition - Requirements


Altering the deadline for requesting a change of party affiliation to coincide with the deadline for registering to vote for an election; and altering the date on which the number of petition signatures required for a candidate to be nominated by petition is determined.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (138-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/26 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections Supervisors
Political Candidates
Political Parties
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 3-302 , 3-303 , 5-703 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 225469/01     Offered on: March 3, 2009   at: 10:32 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 5, 2009: Third Reading Passed (138-0)