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  • NJ A3687
  • Provides for order of placement of certain positions on primary election ballot.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that the position of candidates in the primary election ballot will always be in the order of elector for President, then United States Senator or next Governor, as may be appropriate, regardless of the bracketing of other candidates for those offices. It provides for a single ballot draw as between all candidates for the highest office, without so extraneous a consideration as bracketing or non-bracketing as the beginning point. This bill further provides that once such candidates for the highest office are drawn, all down-ballot candidates eligible to bracket with such candidates will be placed on the same line. Such process is continued whereby a single drawing will be held for remaining candidates for the next highest office, and so on and so forth, until all of the candidates for Choice for President, United States Senator, and Governor have been placed (along with those bracketing with them). In this manner, this bill will further the principle of equality of treatment of candidates for the same office, while maintaining the ability to bracket with such candidates, and ensure that such principles are applied consistently throughout the State with respect to Choice for President, United States Senator, and Governor.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 5/12/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/12/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
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