HB1036C-POLITICAL PARTY EMBLEMS ON BALLOTS
Summary of the Committee Version of the Bill

HB 1036 -- POLITICAL PARTY EMBLEMS ON BALLOTS

SPONSOR:  Dugger

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Elections by a vote of 10 to 0.

This bill repeals the provision that requires a political party's
emblem to be printed on an election ballot above the party
caption.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2013, FY 2014, and
FY 2015.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill is a technical change
that will result in less voter error because straight party
voting has been abolished in Missouri but some voters mistakenly
circle the party emblem attempting to cast a straight ticket
vote.  Party emblems take up space on ballots and cost additional
money for printing.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Dugger; and Missouri
Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

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