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Minutes for HB2013 - Committee on Elections

Short Title

Write in candidates in primary elections must agree in writing to have their names placed on general election ballot.

Minutes Content for Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Mike Heim, Senior Assistant Revisor, provided a brief description of HB2013, stating this bill amends a statute dealing with names on ballots.

Mr. Heim and Martha Dorsey, Principal Research Analyst, answered questions from the Committee.

Representative Esau, Chair, introduced and welcomed Rick Piepho, County Clerk and Election Officer, Harvey County, Kansas, who provided testimony in favor of HB2013 (Attachment 1).

Mr. Piepho answered questions from the Committee.

There were no further testimonies in favor of HB2103.

There were no testimonies in opposition to HB2103.

Martha Dorsey, Principal Research Analyst, provided several email responses she received to questions regarding write-in votes from County Clerk Offices in Shawnee, Reno, and Johnson Counties (Attachment 2).

There were no questions from the Committee for Ms. Dorsey.

There being no neutral testimonies, Representative Esau, Chair, closed the hearing on HB2013.