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Substitute Bill No. 6631

    January Session, 2013

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE ORDER OF PARTIES ON BALLOTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 9-249a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(a) The names of the parties shall be arranged on the ballots in the following order:

(1) The party [whose candidate for Governor polled the highest number of votes] in which the Governor was enrolled for the last-preceding election for the office of Governor;

(2) Other parties who had candidates for Governor in the last-preceding election, in descending order, according to the number of votes polled for each such candidate;

(3) Minor parties who had no candidate for Governor in the last-preceding election;

(4) Petitioning candidates with party designation whose names are contained in petitions approved pursuant to section 9-453o; and

(5) Petitioning candidates with no party designation whose names are contained in petitions approved pursuant to section 9-453o.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2014

9-249a(a)

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.