Ballot Access News: Deadlines for introducing bills are rapidly approaching

Posted to IPR by Paulie

Many state legislatures have rigid deadlines for introducing bills. Those deadlines were in December 2008 in Indiana, Iowa, and Oklahoma. A previous post had said that the Indiana deadline was in mid-January, but actually it was on December 15. Therefore, it is already too late to introduce a ballot access improvement bill in Indiana in 2009. However, Indiana has one-year legislative sessions, so it will be possible to seek sponsors for bills to be introduced in late 2009 for the 2010 session. State Senator Sue Landske (R-Lake County) has already shown some interest in improving Indiana ballot access.

States with January 2009 deadlines for bills to be introduced this year are: Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming.

States with February 2009 deadlines are: Arizona, California, Kentucky, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont.

2 thoughts on “Ballot Access News: Deadlines for introducing bills are rapidly approaching

  1. End the Empire

    This is where all Alternative Parties must set aside differences and work together. You also must not run candidates against the people who help you introduce the bills. In fact ENDORSE them within your Party in their district…

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