REPORT TITLE:
Primary Election


DESCRIPTION:
Moves the primary election to an earlier date to provide more
time between the primary and general elections. (HB1464 HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        1464
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           HD1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE PRIMARY ELECTION DATE.
 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 12-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "12-2 Primary held when; candidates only those nominated.
 
 4 The primary shall be held at the polling place for each precinct
 
 5 on the [second to the last] fourth Saturday [of September] in
 
 6 August in every even numbered year[; provided that in no case
 
 7 shall any primary election precede a general election by less
 
 8 than forty-five days].
 
 9      No person shall be a candidate for any general or special
 
10 general election unless the person has been nominated in the
 
11 immediately preceding primary or special primary." 
 
12      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
13 New statutory material is underscored.
 
14      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.