Straight ticket voting pilot program.

Authors: Senator Scott Schneider, Senator R Michael Young

Digest

Establishes a straight ticket voting pilot program for the 2016 and 2018 general elections. Requires the secretary of state to designate three counties as straight ticket voting pilot counties based on county population. Requires a county designated as a straight ticket voting pilot county to remove from the ballot the option for a voter to vote for all candidates of a political party or an independent ticket at one time or with one mark, except for candidates for presidential electors. Authorizes the secretary of state to adopt a process to allow counties to apply to be designated a straight ticket voting pilot county. Permits the secretary of state to revoke a county's designation as a straight ticket voting pilot county under certain circumstances.