Posts tagged: New Hampshire

Apr 18 2013

New Hampshire Bill to Study Election Laws Advances, but Sponsor Amends Bill to Exclude Ballot Access

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 17, the New Hampshire Senate Election Law and Veterans Affairs Committee passed HB 521, a bill to “study all current New Hampshire election laws and procedures and review all options to increase participation and access to the ballot.” Unfortunately, the committee also amended the bill, at the request of the sponsor, to delete the subject of ballot access. The sponsor said the subject of Read more »

Share
Mar 06 2013

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Study Election Laws

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 6, the New Hampshire House passed HB 521, which establishes a committee to study New Hampshire election laws. The “Duties” of the committee will be to “study all current New Hampshire election laws and procedures and review all options to increase participation and access to the ballot including but not limited to solutions to limit lines and wait times in casting ballots, public education related to election law, Read more »

Share
Feb 12 2013

Union Leader, New Hampshire’s Biggest Newspaper, Covers Darryl Perry’s Legislative Testimony About Ballot Access

Source: Ballot Access News

The Union-Leader, New Hampshire’s biggest newspaper, has this story about the legislative hearing held on February 11 for HB 521, a bill to appoint a committee to study how to improve New Hampshire election laws. The main part of the story focuses on the testimony of Secretary of State Bill Gardner in opposition to early voting. But the last part of the story covers the testimony of Darryl Perry, who testified in Read more »

Share
Feb 09 2013

New Hampshire Bill to Study State’s Election Laws

Source: Ballot Access News

Six New Hampshire state legislators have introduced HB 521, to establish a committee to study the state’s election laws. They are Senator John Reagan, and Representatives Kathleen Hoelzel, James Belanger, Lorrie Carey, Debra DeSimone, and Beverly Ferrante. All are Republicans except for Representative Carey, who is a Democrat.

The bill had a hearing on February 7. Darryl Perry, editor of Free Press Publications and a leading Read more »

Share
Jan 14 2013

New Hampshire Bill to Restore Straight-Ticket Device

Source: Ballot Access News

Four New Hampshire State House members have introduced HB 143, to restore the straight-ticket device that was repealed in 2007. The sponsors are Jeanine Nutter (R-Merrimack), Lenette Peterson (R-Merrimack), Don LeBrun (R-Nashua), and Frederick Rice (R-Concord). The bill would not give a straight-ticket device to any party unless that party had polled 4% for Governor or U.S. Senator in the last election. Read more »

Share
Jan 14 2013

Who Were the Best Vote-Getting Legislative Nominees of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties in 2012?

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 2012 election returns for state legislative candidates reveal that the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties each had a handful of state legislative nominees who polled at least 30% of the vote.

For the Constitution Party, the only legislative nominee who polled as much as 30% was Gregory Hughes, who polled 31.29% in Nevada’s First Senate District against a Democrat. The district is in Las Read more »

Share
Oct 27 2012

NH Libertarian John Babiarz for Governor seeks Ballot Access for LP

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Libertarian John Babiarz is running in a 3-way race for governor of NH against former majority state Senate leader Maggie Hassan and Republican attorney Ovide Lamontagne for the open seat vacated by 8-year Democratic incumbent Governor John Lynch.

Libertarians needs 4% of the governor vote to retain ballot access. Babiarz ran 3 times before for governor, receiving his best vote total in 2002 with 2.94% of the vote. Read more »

Share
Oct 23 2012

New Hampshire November 2012 Ballots Give Libertarians Their Own Party Column, in a Sense

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 20, this blog posted the sad news that New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner planned to place all the Libertarian Party nominees in a party column called “Other candidates”, even though the party was circulating the petition for party status. This decision seemed a betrayal, because in 2008, the Deputy Secretary of State had said in a court affidavit that groups that successfully circulate the party petition do get their own party column on the ballot. Read more »

Share
Oct 16 2012

NH Libertarian Selectman and Former Candidate for State House Runs for Congress

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

After losing his first race for Board of Selectmen in Seabrook, New Hampshire in 2006, Libertarian Brendan Kelly ran again in 2007 and won, defeating the sitting Chair of the Board. He then won his reelection in 2010 and is now Chair.

In 2011 Kelly ran for state representative in a special election against a Democrat and Republican, winning 17 percent of the vote. He’s now building on his strong showing to run for U.S. Congress in Read more »

Share
Oct 08 2012

Darryl W. Perry: A Milestone in America’s Indefinite Occupation of Afghanistan

Source: Independent Political Report

By New Hampshire Libertarian candidate Darryl W. Perry:

October 7 marked the 11th anniversary of the American invasion of Afghanistan. During the past 11 years, 2,000 American soldiers and untold thousands of Afghani’s have been killed. The “surge” is over, and US officials insist that the mission was accomplished.

Of the 11 year occupation of Afghanistan, Jason Ditz of Antiwar.com wrote, the US is “looking down the Read more »

Share

Alibi3col theme by Themocracy