Posts tagged: Arizona

May 22 2013

Libertarian Levi Tappan wins city council election in Page, AZ

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The city council of Page, Ariz., has a new member fighting to cut millions of dollars in spending and decrease taxes, thereby promoting new economic growth. Libertarian Levi Tappan, a lifelong resident of the city, received 816 votes (23.3 percent), the highest vote total among six candidates competing for three open seats. Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Minor Parties Start Working on 2014 Ballot Access Drives

Source: Ballot Access News

In a few states, various parties are working on getting on the 2014 ballot. The Libertarian Party has begun its Hawaii petition, and has approximately 150 signatures. The requirement is 706 signatures. The Constitution Party is working to obtain 1,000 registered members in Louisiana, and believes it now has 130. The Green Parties of Arizona and Nevada are also working on registration drives. The Nevada Read more »

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Apr 21 2013

New Arizona Registration Tally

Source: Ballot Access News

Arizona releases a new registration tally every three months. The April 1 data was released on April 19. See the results here. Since the January 1 tally, Republicans have declined in both raw numbers and percentages; the same is true for Democrats. However, all three of the state’s qualified minor parties increased (both in raw numbers and as a percentage), as did independent voters. Read more »

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Apr 15 2013

Arizona Libertarian Party and Arizona Green Party Ask for Reconsideration in Voter Registration Form Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 15, the Libertarian Party and the Green Party asked a U.S. District Court in Arizona to reconsider the decision of last month that upheld Arizona voter registration forms. Arizona law provides all qualified parties with their own mandatory primary. But the voter registration form only gives a checkbox to the two largest parties in the state. There has never been any other state that regularly prints up primary ballots Read more »

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Mar 24 2013

Arizona Libertarian Party Opens its 2014 Primary to Independent Voters

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 19, the Arizona Libertarian Party notified the Arizona Secretary of State that the party’s 2014 primary will be open to independent voters. The party had also taken that step in 2012, although it did not let independents vote in its primary in 2008 nor 2010. Under the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Tashjian v Republican Party of Connecticut, every party has the right to decide for itself whether to invite Read more »

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Mar 24 2013

Arizona Bill to Allow Approval Voting in Non-Partisan City Elections Advances

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 11, the Arizona House passed HB 2518, which allows local elections to use Approval Voting. On March 19, the bill passed the Senate Elections Committee. The vote in the House was a partisan vote, in which Republicans generally supported the bill and Democrats opposed it. Here is a story that explains the bill and why it has substantial support. Thanks to Clay Shentrup for news about the bill. Read more »

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Mar 21 2013

Tucson Daily Newspaper Has Lengthy Article About Court Decision Approving Discriminatory Voter Registration Form

Source: Ballot Access News

Tucson’s daily newspaper has this story about yesterday’s decision by a U.S. District Court Judge, approving Arizona’s voter registration form. The form only gives checkboxes to the Democratic and Republican Parties, even though the Americans Elect, Green, and Libertarian Parties are also ballot-qualified and also have their own primaries. Read more »

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Mar 20 2013

U.S. District Court Upholds Arizona Registration Form, Which Only Lists Democratic and Republican Parties, Even Though Arizona has Five Qualified Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 19, a U.S. District Court upheld Arizona’s law concerning voter registration forms. The law says only the two largest parties should be given their own checkbox on the voter registration form, in the part of the form that asks voters which party they wish to register into. If a voter wants to register into any other party, qualified or not, the voter must write the name of that party on a blank line and Read more »

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Mar 16 2013

Region 1 Report to LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Region 1 Report

Submitted by Norm Olsen
March 10, 2013

This report is submitted to the national office on March 10, 2013 as required for inclusion in the meeting information binders distributed at Libertarian National Committee meetings. Errors, omissions, and/or additional reports received prior to the Read more »

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Feb 24 2013

Arizona Bill to Amend Various Parts of Public Funding Would Help Independent Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

Three Republican and four Democratic Arizona state representatives have introduced HB 2575, which makes many small changes to the public funding program for candidates for state office. Among the many changes is a revision of how independent candidates are treated in the primary season. Under current law, independent candidates can only receive 70% as much public funding as candidates running in a party primary, during Read more »

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