Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Michigan Senate Presidential Primary Bill Passes House Committee

The Michigan House Redistricting and Elections Committee this morning recommended SB 584 for passage (without amendment) by the full House. The only bill that was on the committee agenda for today would maintain a February 28 date for the presidential primary in the Wolverine state while modifying the parameters for participation in the contest. On the state Republican Party's request, the legislature is making efforts to "close" the contest to independents and Democrats by requiring a sworn statement that any voter is a Republican (in this case) as a means of enforcement. Additionally, that information will, after the primary, be made publicly available.

The bill now goes to the House floor for consideration by the full chamber.

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