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SB 442 (Rader) requires a universal primary to be held to select candidates for any state office, U.S. representative or senator, or any county, municipal or district office. The bill requires all candidates to appear on a single ballot. The two candidates receiving the highest and next highest number of votes for that office would advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation. The bill permits all qualified electors, regardless of party affiliation, to vote in the primary election. (O’Hara)