Prohibiting Low-Turnout, Off-Cycle local Elections - SIGNED INTO LAW

Bill Text: SB 415

Date Introduced: February 25, 2015

Sponsors: Sen. Hueso (D), 3 co-sponsored

Status: Signed into law

This bill, beginning in 2018, requires local governments to conduct their local elections on statewide election dates, when turnout is generally higher, unless voter turnout for the regularly-scheduled local elections is at least 75% of the average voter turnout for previous statewide general elections.

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