Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Legislative Council to assign to a committee the topic of moving Indiana's primary election.



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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Legislative Council to assign to a committee the topic of moving Indiana's primary election date from May to February.

    Whereas, Most years, Indiana's primary election does not matter much in selecting the eventual nominees for President of the United States;

    Whereas, Because Indiana's primary falls late in the season, the first Tuesday in May, the nominees for President of the United States are usually determined before this state's primary is held;

    Whereas, The prospect of casting votes that matter could also result in higher voter registration; and

    Whereas, Indiana is not alone in considering changing its primary election date; several states are also considering changing their primary date, while others have already passed legislation to do so: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Legislative Council is urged to assign to a committee the topic of moving Indiana's primary election date from May to February.