Tag Archives: absentee ballots

New York Libertarians sue for ballot access, accuse state of failure to count votes

From New York LP chair Mark Axinn via LP blog:

Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes

Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.

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Eric Sundwall: ‘Long live the Libertarian Party’

Eric Sundwall in the Examiner:

While some partisans lick their chops in anticipation of their new political spoils and others their wounds from electoral battle, Libertarian Party members of NY and activists are scrambling to determine if in fact they may have ballot status. Reminded of the 1998 effort of the Working Families Party that woke up the next day with forty five thousand votes, long time third party activists like the Greens Mark Dunlea has reminded this Redlich staffer that miracles can happen outside Lake Placid in New York.… Read more ...

Michigan county to reprint absentee ballots after Greens omitted, Greens to hold press conference

From the Detroit News:

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office will reprint 27,000 absentee ballots on Monday after a processing error left two candidates from the Green Party entirely off the ballot…

Election Day ballots will not be affected, West said.

On Friday evening the Green Party of Michigan sent out a press release stating that Wayne County Board of Elections did not place Green Party candidates Dianne Feeley for county commissioner in the 5th District and Louis Novak for county commissioner in 6th District on ballots already distributed to absentee voters.

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NYC BOE omits candidate from absentee ballots: Richard Winger comments

from Ballot Access News
New York Omits Candidate From Absentee Ballots Even Though Court Put Him On Ballot

Richard Winger/ August 17th, 2009

According to this story in the New York Daily News, the New York City Board of Elections has printed absentee ballots in City Councilman Alan Gerson’s race that do not include Gerson’s name [Gerson is a Democrats.] This, despite the fact that last week the New York Supreme Court ordered him restored to the ballot.

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