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Publication of Candidates' names

The information on this chart comes from various sources. If anyone has definite information for additions or changes on this chart, please send email to Paul M. Bessel so I can update this chart.

 

State

Does the Grand Lodge (a) require, or (b) prohibit publication of candidates' names in lodge bulletins?

  Requires publication of candidates' names in lodge bulletins Prohibits publication of candidates' names in lodge bulletins
Alabama    
Alaska    
Arizona
Prior to 2005, AZ prohibited publication of candidate names in Lodge bulletins. That prohibition was removed in 2005.  Now it's OK, but NOT required.
Arkansas    
California    
Colorado    
Connecticut    
Delaware    
District of Columbia Candidates' names and other information must be sent in sealed envelopes  
Florida    
Georgia    
Hawaii    
Idaho    
Illinois    
Indiana    
Iowa    
Kansas    
Kentucky    
Louisiana    
Maine    
Maryland    
Massachusetts requires the publication of the name and residential address of applicants for both initiation and affiliation  
Michigan    
Minnesota    
Mississippi    
Missouri    
Montana    
Nebraska    
Nevada    
New Hampshire    
New Jersey    
New Mexico    
New York    
North Carolina    
North Dakota    
Ohio    
Oklahoma    
Oregon    
Pennsylvania    
Rhode Island    
South Carolina    
South Dakota    
Tennessee    
Texas    
Utah    
Vermont    
Virginia   Candidates' names are not permitted to be published in lodge bulletins
Washington    
West Virginia    
Wisconsin    
Wyoming    
 

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