Missouri Senate Bill 797 (2008)
Missouri State Senate that would grant greater access to electoral ballots for third parties. The law was sponsored by Senator Joan Bray in order to fix the typographical errors.
The legislation reads:
If presidential electors are to be nominated, at least one qualified resident of each congressional district shall be named as a nominee for presidential elector. The number of candidates to be nominated shall equal the number of electors to which the state is entitled.
The Committee on Legislative Research does not estimate any fiscal impact from this legislation.
The bill was passed unanimously by the Senate and is currently sitting in the House Elections Committee.
How the 1993 legislation was written
In 1993, the legislation read allowed new and previously unqualified parties circulate a petition in Missouri before they have chosen their nominees. The contradicted itself by later requiring if the party expects to run a presidential candidate, it must name the presidential candidates (and also candidates for presidential elector) on the petition.