Referred to Committee
March 31, 2011
March 30, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Primary Elections
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires voters to vote only in the primary election of the party with which they are affiliated.
Requires separate primary election ballots for each political party (Sec. 7).
Requires all voters to select a party affiliation at the time of registration, or select "unaffiliated" (Sec. 3).
Requires voters to vote only in the primary election of the party with which they are affiliated (Sec. 2).
Specifies that political parties may elect to allow unaffiliated voters to vote in that party's primary election (Sec. 2).
Requires an unaffiliated voter to choose a primary in which he or she would like to vote and then notify a poll worker, who will record the choice, and that if the voter does not wish to vote in a primary election for a party that has elected to allow unaffiliated voters, those voters must vote using a non-partisan ballot (Secs. 2 & 3).