Thursday, January 12, 2023

Identical Third Bill Would Reestablish Missouri's Presidential Primary

There may or may not be enough support across both the Missouri state House and Senate to pass legislation to bring back the presidential primary in the Show-Me state, but there are now three separate and identical bills that seek to do that. 

Rep. Eric Woods (D-18th, Kansas City) this week introduced HB 738 which contains the same, exact language as two bills pre-filed last month by Republicans Rep. Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway (R-115th, Jefferson) and Rep. Rudy Veit (R-59th, Cole). None of the three bills has co-sponsors at this time. 

The Missouri presidential primary was stricken from the state code as part of an election omnibus bill that was signed into law in 2022. More on the history of that move here.

This legislation has been added to the updated 2024 presidential primary calendar

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