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H0107......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS - Amends, repeals and adds to existing law relating to the selection of presidential electors to provide for selection of electors in each Congressional District and at-large in the state; to provide for certificates of selection to be issued; and to establish procedure for designation of presidential and vice-presidential electors. 02/03 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/04 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 107 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE SELECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS; AMENDING SECTION 34-606, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR SELECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS; AMENDING 4 SECTION 34-1501, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTIFICATES OF SELECTION TO 5 BE ISSUED AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION; REPEALING SECTION 34-1502, 6 IDAHO CODE; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 15, TITLE 34, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION 7 OF A NEW SECTION 34-1502, IDAHO CODE, TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR DES- 8 IGNATION OF PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 10 SECTION 1. That Section 34-606, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 11 amended to read as follows: 12 34-606. SELECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. (1) At the general election, 13 19722008, and every four (4) years thereafter, there shall be elected such a 14 number of electors of president and vice president of the United States as the 15 state may be entitled toin the electoral college. For each presidential and 16 vice-presidential ticket, one (1) presidential elector shall be designated 17 from each congressional district, and two (2) presidential electors shall be 18 chosen at large. 19 (2) No person shall be selected to thisthe position of presidential 20 elector unless he has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years at the time of 21 the selection, is a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within 22 the state two (2) years next preceding his selection. 23 (3) Such electors shall be certified to the secretary of state as pro- 24 vided for by law. 25 SECTION 2. That Section 34-1501, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 26 amended to read as follows: 27 34-1501. CERTIFICATES OF SELECTION. The secretary of state shall prepare 28 lists of the names of the electors of president and vice-presidentvice presi- 29 dent of the United States, selected atpursuant to results of any election, 30 procure thereto the signature of the governor, affix the seal of the state to 31 the same, and deliver one (1) of such certificates thus signed to each of said32 the electors on or before the second Wednesday in December next after suchthe 33 election. 34 SECTION 3. That Section 34-1502, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 35 repealed. 36 SECTION 4. That Chapter 15, Title 34, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 37 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 38 ignated as Section 34-1502, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 2 1 34-1502. DETERMINATION OF ELECTORS. Each at-large elector shall cast his 2 or her ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who 3 received the highest number of votes in the state. Each congressional district 4 presidential elector shall cast his or her ballot for the presidential and 5 vice-presidential candidates who received the highest number of votes in his 6 or her congressional district.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14752 This legislation amends Idaho Code to provide for selection of presidential and vice-presidential electors and to issue certificates of selection. It designates that at- large electors shall cast his or her ballot for the candidates who received the highest number of votes in the state and that each congressional district presidential elector shall cast his or her ballot for the candidates who received the highest number of votes in his or her congressional district. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Representative Wendy Jaquet Phone: 332-1130 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 107