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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 28, 2021 09:04 AM
From: Representative R. Lee James
To: All House members
Subject: Third Class City Nomination Petitions
 
In the near future I plan to re-introduce legislation (Former HB 2896) that would lower the signature requirement for nomination petitions and the amount of filing fees for candidates running for office in third class cities.
 
Currently, the Election Code, at Section 912.1, provides that the number of signatures required on a nominating ballot for candidates running in a primary for public or party offices in third class cities is 100. The signature requirement for candidates running for public or party offices in other municipal corporations (boroughs and townships, incorporated town) other than the largest cities is ten. In Section 913, third class cities have a $25 filing fee for nomination petitions, while no filing fees are required for candidates in boroughs, towns and townships.

The bill provides that only ten signatures, rather than 100 signatures, are needed on a nominating ballot for candidates running in a primary for public or party offices in third class cities. Additionally, the bill provides that no filing fee, as opposed to a $25 filing fee, is required for these candidates in third class cities.
 
The proposed legislation equalizes provisions for the number of signatures on nomination petitions and for the amount of filing fees between candidates running for office in third class cities and candidates in boroughs, towns and townships. 
 
Please join me in sponsoring this critical legislation. 
 
 
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Introduced as HB367