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House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee"


Elections, Department of and State Board of; reorganization

Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Representation shall be given to each of the political parties having the highest and next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth at the preceding gubernatorial election, with three Board members being of the party of the Governor. Terms are initially staggered. The bill also grants to the Board the authority to appoint and remove the Commissioner of Elections, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. The appointment or removal of the Commissioner shall require an affirmative vote of four of the five Board members. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020.

Jill Vogel

Deputy secretary of administration for the govenor stated their oppoosition to the bill, as it would take power away from the governor, regardless of who was the governor


Reported with a 4 to 2 vote down part lines ;