Apr 11 2011

Nashville Daily Newspaper Covers Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper, has this story about the bills in the Tennessee legislature to improve ballot access for new and minor parties. The bills are HB 794 and SB 935.

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Apr 11 2011

Oregon Legislative Hearing Set on Bill to Ban “Independent Party”

Source: Ballot Access News

The Oregon House Rules Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 2442 on Wednesday, April13. The bill makes it illegal for any qualified party to be named the “Independent Party.” Because Oregon already has a ballot-qualified party named the Independent Party, this bill raises serious due process concerns. Read more »

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Apr 11 2011

Alaska Write-in Spelling Bill Advances

Source: Ballot Access News

On Saturday, April 9, the Alaska House Judiciary Committee passed SB 31. It clarifies that misspelled write-in votes can be valid if voter intent is plain. The bill has already passed the Senate.

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Apr 11 2011

LP Monday Message: Candidates and elected Libertarians

Source: LP.org

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Since the beginning of March, we’ve had eight Libertarians elected or re-elected to office.

Two of the most prominent winners were Andrew Gray, who was just elected to the city council of Topeka, Kansas, and Doug Burlison, who was just re-elected to the city council of Springfield, Missouri.

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