Posts tagged: D.C

Apr 24 2013

District should adopt instant-runoff elections

Source: The Washington Post (via Ballot Access News)

CONGRATULATIONS to D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D) for winning Tuesday’s special at-large election and also to Elissa Silverman (D) for a strong showing as a first-time candidate. But the abysmal voter turnout that saw a winner supported by roughly 3 percent of eligible voters must prompt concern about how these elections are held. Not only does the District need to examine how to boost voter participation but it also Read more »

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Apr 07 2013

D.C. Circuit Sets Schedule for Libertarian Party Bequest Case

Source: Ballot Access News

The U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, has issued procedural orders in Libertarian Party National Committee v Federal Election Commission, 13-5094. Paperwork for both sides is due April 29, and substantive motions are due May 13. This is the case on whether it is unconstitutional for the FEC to forbid the Libertarian Party from receiving its bequest of $217,734 all at once. The case will be heard by all the Read more »

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Apr 02 2013

DC Council candidate Perry Redd takes demand to save public schools to the front door of the Washington Post on April 4

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

Stop No. 2 on the “Roc 4 Redd” outreach tour, featuring “Mayor of DC Hip-Hop” Head-Roc: 15th and L Streets NW (in front of the Post building), noon to 2 pm on Thursday, April 4; At-Large Council candidate Redd presses for a halt on plan to close 15 public schools in DC

Stop No. 3 on the tour: Outside of the Anacostia Metro Station, Thursday, April 4, 5 Read more »

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Mar 28 2013

At-Large DC Council candidate Perry Redd launches “Roc 4 Redd” outreach tour at Benning Road and Minnesota Avenue NE

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

THE DC STATEHOOD GREEN PARTY

http://dcsgp.yolasite.com
http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org

For immediate release:
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Mar 18 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Whether Jurisdictions Must Count Write-in Votes for Declared Write-in Presidential Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Libertarian Party v District of Columbia Board of Elections, 12-836. The party had complained in 2008 that even though its presidential nominee, Bob Barr, held completed the paperwork to become a declared write-in presidential candidate in D.C. (he was the only presidential candidate who did so), the Board of Elections refused to count his write-ins. Both the U.S. District Read more »

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Mar 17 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Argument in Election Law Case on Monday, March 18

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Arizona v Inter Tribal Council, 12-71. See this analysis of the case, which concerns the 1993 federal “motor voter” law on voter registration. Congress in 1993 passed a law that established a federal voter registration form. Arizona does not wish to accept the federal form unless the individuals who use it provide extra information that the federal form Read more »

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Feb 20 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Conference Date for Write-in Counting Case

Source: Ballot Access News

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a conference date of March 15 to decide whether to hear Libertarian Party v District of Columbia Board of Elections, 12-836. This is the case on whether election officials must count write-in votes for declared presidential write-in candidates. It stems from the 2008 election, when the Libertarian Party was not on the ballot in D.C. and its presidential nominee, Bob Barr, filed to be a Read more »

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Feb 14 2013

DC Statehood Green Party endorses Perry Redd for City Council in 4/23 special election

Source: Green Party Watch

The DC Statehood Green Party has endorsed Perry Redd (http://www.redd4council.com), a party member whose name will be on the ballot in the special election for At-Large Member of City Council in Washington, DC on April 23, 2013.

Mr. Redd is competing against six Democrats and one Republican in the race. Primaries are not held for special elections in the District of Columbia. The special election 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 07 2013

Mainstream Candidates in Washington, D.C., Struggle to Collect 3,000 Valid Signatures in Winter Weather

Source: Ballot Access News

Washington, D.C., holds a special election for city council-at-large on April 23. In special elections in Washington, for this office, parties don’t have nominees. Individuals who wish to appear on the ballot must collect 3,000 signatures during the period December 6 through January 23. This news story says that because it is winter, even well-known candidates are struggling with the petition requirement. Any registered voter can sign for any candidate, regardless of party affiliation. Read more »

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