- Connecticut, SB291 require "that candidates for
president and vice-president provide their original birth certificates
in order to be placed on the ballot." That is needed to make sure
the candidate "is a natural born United States citizen, prior to certifying
that the candidate is qualified to appear on the ballot."
- Georgia, HB37 not only demands original birth-certificate
documentation, it provides a procedure for and declares that citizens have
"standing" to challenge the documentation.
- Indiana, SB114 to require candidates to provide a certified
copy of their birth certificate and include an affirmation they meet the
Constitution's requirements for the president.
- Maine, LD34 require for all candidates for public office
to provide proof of citizenship. It states, "A candidate for nomination
by primary election shall show proof of United States citizenship in the
form of a certified copy of the candidate's birth certificate and the candidate's
driver's license or other government-issued identification to the Secretary
- Missouri , HB283, require that certification for candidates
"shall include proof of identity and proof of United States citizenship."
- Nebraska, LB654, the certification for candidates would
"include affidavits and supporting documentation."
- That paperwork would need to document they meet the "eligibility
requirements of Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United
States." It requires an affidavit that says: "I was born a citizen
of the United States of America and was subject exclusively to the jurisdiction
of the United States of America, owing allegiance to no other country at
the time of my birth."
- Montana's plan that candidates would have to document
their eligibility and also provide for protection for state taxpayers to
prevent them from being billed for "unnecessary expense and litigation"
involving the failure of 'federal election officials' to do their duty.
- Oklahoma, SB91 would require "proof of citizenship
for certain candidates" and take the openness one step further, allowing
the public access. It demands an "original" birth certificate
issued by a state, the federal government, or documentation of a birth
of a U.S. citizen abroad.
- Pennsylvania working on a proposal that would demand
documentation of constitutional eligibility making sure that presidential
candidates meet the Constitution's requirements for age, residency and
being a "natural born citizen."
- Texas House Bill 295 A bill filed for the Texas Legislature
that would require candidates' documentation. It would add to the state
election code the provision: "The secretary of state may not certify
the name of a candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate
has presented the candidate's original birth certificate indicating that
the person is a natural-born United States citizen."
- Arizona Bill within ten days after submittal of the names
of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit
an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate
states the candidate's citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit
documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove
the candidate's age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements
for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section
1, Constitution of the United States.