Jan 26 2013

Final List of Candidates for LNC Secretary Vacancy

Source: Independent Political Report

Paulie posted this as a comment on the Alicia Mattson thread, so I hope it is the correct final list. If I’ve missed someone, please email me or leave a message here and I’ll update it. If there are any recommendations for any of these candidates, please feel free to post them in the comments here. If anyone submitted an actual statement like the ones we’ve posted for Chuck Moulton, Gary Johnson of Texas, David Blau or Alicia Mattson, please email it to me at stone@altrionet.com and I’ll be happy to Read more »

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Jan 26 2013

Eight Candidates in Washington, D.C., Manage to Submit Petitions with at Least 3,000 Signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

Washington, D.C., is holding a special election for council-at-large on April 23. Because this is a special election, parties don’t have nominees. All individuals who wish to appear on the ballot must submit a petition with at least 3,000 names. Although 20 candidates took out petition forms, only eight submitted the petition by the due date on January 23. See this story. Assuming all eight remain on the ballot, voters will choose one of them, with no run-off. Read more »

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Jan 26 2013

Montana Ballot Access Bill Advances

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 25, the House State Administration Committee unanimously passed HB 120. It moves the independent petition deadline (for office other than President) from March to May. It also lets individuals file as independent presidential or vice-presidential candidates, even if they have run for office under a party label during the previous year. And it restores the primary for all ballot-qualified parties that have at least two candidates for the same office. Read more »

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Jan 26 2013

Hawaii Bill to Permit Write-in Votes

Source: Ballot Access News

Hawaii State Senator Les Ihara has introduced SB 223, to permit write-in voting in all Hawaii elections, primaries and general elections alike. Senator Ihara has been in the State Senate since 1994, and has introduced similar bills many times in the past. He is Majority Policy Leader in the State Senate.

Hawaii has never permitted write-in voting. The preamble to SB 223 points out that in 2012, as in many past elections, Hawaii has had the lowest voter turnout of any state. Read more »

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Jan 26 2013

Georgia Hasn’t Had a Minor Party U.S. House Nominee on the Ballot Since 1942, But All Other States Have Had Such Candidates in This Century

Source: Ballot Access News

Georgia hasn’t had any party (other than the Democratic and Republican Parties) on the ballot, with its party label, in a regularly-scheduled U.S. House election, since 1942. But all other states have had such minor party candidates on the ballot for U.S. House during the 21st century, if the year 2000 is deemed to be in the 21st century.

The last minor party on the ballot for U.S. House in Georgia was the Independent Democratic Party, Read more »

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