Tag Archives: petition drive

Maryland court rules in favor of Libertarians

From an article on LP.org:

On June 21, a Maryland judge ruled that the Libertarian Party had submitted enough petition signatures to gain ballot access in Maryland. The state Board of Elections had previously determined that there were not enough signatures. The main issue was whether to count voters who wrote a printed name that did not perfectly match their voter registration.… Read more ...

Michigan Socialist Party Launches 2012 Petition Drive

Source: Ballot Access News

At the end of May 2011, the Socialist Party launched a petition drive to get itself on the Michigan ballot. Probably 2,000 signatures have been collected so far. The law requires 32,261 valid signatures. However, the law also required already-qualified parties to poll only 16,083 votes in November 2010 in order to stay on the ballot.… Read more ...

Free & Equal: Kentucky GOP Chair threatens Republican primary candidates

From a media release by Free & Equal:

CONTACT: Christina Tobin, Founder and Chair
Phone: 312-320-4101
Email: christina@freeandequal.org
Web: www.freeandequal.org

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kentucky GOP Chair threatens Republican primary candidates

Even as Texas Governor and Republican Governors Association Chair Rick Perry encouraged Republican unity in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, saying that “there are those out there who will say 2010 was a fluke” and that Kentucky Republicans need to “send a strong message across this country that 2010 was real,” the Chair of the Kentucky GOP began threatening Tea Party-backed Republican candidates.… Read more ...

IPR blogtalk 1/24/10: Paulie, Andy Jacobs and Brian Bittner discuss harassment of petitioners and Andy’s arrest

Yesterday evening, Andy Jacobs and I (Paulie) discussed harassment of ballot access petitioners, including Andy’s arrest outside a public library while petitioning to get the Green and Libertarian Parties back on the Maryland ballot. For the first hour of the show we were joined by Maryland Green Party Co-Chair Brian Bittner.… Read more ...

RESCHEDULED: IPR Blogtalk today (Monday): Brian Bittner, Andy Jacobs on Maryland ballot access petitioning and arrest

UPDATE: I screwed up last week and scheduled the show for 15 minutes, and Andy also was not on the call. This time I have made sure that we will have long enough for the show. It will be on today (Monday) at 8 PM Eastern time, and I will also try to make sure everyone is on this time.Read more ...

Maryland Greens and Libertarians hand in signatures; petitioners harassed, one arrested at public library

[Posted by Paulie]

The Maryland Green Party submitted 14,842 signatures and the Maryland Libertarian Party submitted 13,787 signatures towards a requirement of 10,000 valid signatures. The deadline for submitting additional signatures has been extended to March 7:

The Maryland petition deadline for a party that wishes to obtain, or regain, its qualified status is not until August 2012.

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Independent Wayne Briscoe gets over 5,000 signatures for KS-3

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

An Update for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District – House of Representatives

A historic moment has come about in the 3rd Congressional District of KS. Having met Friday with our Petition Drive Coordinator, Bob Schmidt, we have now surpassed our goal of 5,000 signatures on our Kansas Independent Nomination Petition.… Read more ...

Nebraska Libertarian Party begins ballot access petition drive

Posted at http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/nebraska-lp-begins-ballot-access-petition-drive

from the Libertarian Party of Nebraska:

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEBRASKA MOUNTS BALLOT INITIATIVE
Party Begins Petition Drive to Regain Ballot Access in Nebraska

OMAHA – April 3, 2010—Libertarian Party of Nebraska (LPNE) Chairman Gene Siadek issued the following statement concerning the Party’s petition initiative:

“The two-party system has failed to produce liberty-centered results at any level of government.… Read more ...

Arizona Green Party ballot access lawsuit gets publicity (some incorrect)

from Ballot Access News
Arizona Green Party Ballot Access Lawsuit Gets Publicity

On December 25, Arizona newspapers ran stories on the Arizona Green Party’s ballot access lawsuit. For example, see this story.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court on November 18, 2009, and is called Arizona Green Party v Barnett.

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