2003 Senate Bill 877

House Roll Call 788: Passed

To require all local and state primary, general, and special elections in the state, including school elections, to be held on one of four days during the year: the last Tuesday in February, or the Tuesday after the first Monday in either May, August, or November. This would not apply to special elections called to fill open statewide or legislative offices. The bill would allow a school district to call one special bond, millage or debt election per year on a Tuesday “floater” date that is not on one of the four proposed regular election dates, and is not within 35 days of one of them, if a petition is signed by at least 10 percent of the number of electors voting in the last gubernatorial election in that district, or 3,000 electors, whichever is less. The bill part of the election consolidation package comprised of House Bills 4820 to 4828. The new consolidated election system would go into effect in 2005.

81 Yeas / 28 Nays
Republican (61 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (20 Yeas / 26 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)