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Candidate Petition Filing Deadlines And Signatures

Concerning certain requirements affecting candidates seeking access to the ballot by means of a petition, and, in connection therewith, altering the deadlines by which candidate petitions are required to be filed and increasing the number of signatures needed to qualify petitions for candidates for the general assembly.
2017 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

The bill extends the amount of time that elections officials may review candidate petitions by making a concomitant reduction in the amount of time that candidates may circulate such petitions.

The bill also increases the number of signers needed to qualify petitions for candidates for certain partisan public offices.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Everett
Sen. V. Marble, Sen. T. Neville


Rep. K. Ransom, Rep. D. Williams


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