The Indiana State Senate Elections Committee put on hold today a major change to the state’s election law.
State Senator Aaron Freeman of Indianapolis has introduced a measure (SB 554) that would only allow precinct committeemen who live in a district to vote in that caucus when it comes to filling a vacancy.
Under current law, County Chairman have more leeway when it comes to PC appointments who could vote in caucuses.
Freeman says PCs who vote in caucuses to fill vacancies should have to follow the same requirements of the voters and live in those districts, however opponents say this would make it more difficult to fill vacancies which is already difficult to do currently.
The legislation would also put PCs up for election every two years instead of four.
The Senate Elections committee delayed the vote to further review the impact of the legislation.