Bill Status of SB0639 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: FAITHFUL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS
Sen. Laura M. Murphy
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act. Concerning electors for the Electoral College, provides for an alternate elector to fill a vacant position (replacing the procedure currently in the Election Code), including if an elector has marked a ballot in violation of his or her pledge. Requires a political party to submit an elector nominee and an alternate elector nominee to the Secretary of State. Requires an elector nominee and an alternate elector nominee to pledge to vote for the President and Vice President nominees of the party that nominated the elector and alternate elector. Makes conforming changes in the Election Code and provides that an elector who refuses to present a ballot, presents an unmarked ballot, or presents a ballot marked in violation of the elector's pledge in the Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act may not receive an allowance for food and lodging. Effective immediately.