Category: Moderate Party

Sep 12 2012

Two More Presidential Candidates Qualify in Rhode Island

Source: Ballot Access News

The Rhode Island Secretary of State’s ongoing tally of valid signatures on presidential petitions shows that Jill Stein and Virgil Goode have now qualified. The state requires 1,000 signatures. Still being tallied are the petitions for the Justice Party (which now shows 716 valid) and the Party for Socalism & Liberation (which now shows 952 valid). The Libertarian Party had been approved several days ago.

Rhode Island has three ballot-qualified parties, Democratic, Republican, and Moderate. The Moderate Read more »

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Sep 14 2011

Rhode Island Will Restore Names of Qualified Parties to the Voter Registration Form

Source: Ballot Access News

Until 2010, Rhode Island voter registration forms, like the voter registration forms of almost all other states that have registration by party, listed the qualified parties. Voters could choose one by checking a box. But in 2010, the Rhode Island Board of Elections deleted the names of the qualified parties, and just left a blank line for the voter to write in the name of a party. Read more »

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Aug 04 2011

Moderate Party Files California Paperwork to Become a Political Body

Source: Ballot Access News

Currently the only state with a ballot-qualified Moderate Party is Rhode Island. However, on July 25, the Moderate Party of California filed with the Secretary of State to be a “political body”. This means it intends to try to qualify as a party in California, and elections officials will tally how many people register into it. It needs 103,004 registered voters by January 2, 2012. Read more »

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Jul 21 2011

Rhode Island Voter Registration Forms Will No Longer List Any Political Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story in the Providence Journal, the Rhode Island State Board of Elections has redesigned the voter registration form, so that the form no longer lists the qualified parties. Instead the voter will be asked to write-in his or her party on a blank line on the petition form.

Rhode Island has three qualified parties, Democratic, Republican, and Moderate. Read more »

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Feb 19 2010

Moderate Party Announces More Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

The ballot-qualified Moderate Party of Rhode Island has announced that it will fill most, if not all, of the statewide state ticket. See this story. Thanks to Nancy Hanks for the link. The Moderate Party is also hoping to get a bill introduced in the 2010 legislature to ease the petition requirement. The party’s bill last year, to lower the number of signatures from 5% of the last gubernatorial vote, to a flat 10,000 signatures, passed the Senate but not the House.

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