Tag Archives: ballot

Richard Winger: South Dakota Initiative For Non-Partisan Elections for All Office Except President

SDakotaMap2From Ballot Access News:

A South Dakota state constitutional amendment is being circulated to make all offices in South Dakota non-partisan, except for President. All candidates would run in June, and then the top two vote-getters would run in November. No party labels would be on the ballot, except for President.… Read more ...

KY GOP Chair Threatens Over LP Candidate

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 ...

PA: Scranton Times Tribune Calls for Reform Following Democratic-Republican Led Ballot Purge

Numerous candidates for statewide office, including Libertarians, a Green and Tea Party candidate, in Pennsylvania were forced to withdraw from their respective races in recent weeks following Democratic and Republican led challenges to their ballot access petitions.  The ballot purge has drawn a fair amount of attention to the disparity and double standard governing ballot access rules for Democrats and Republicans on the one hand, and everyone else on the other. … Read more ...

Arkansas Greens plan petition drive to regain ballot

from Ballot Access News
Arkansas Greens Plan New Petition Drive to Regain Spot on Ballot
April 8th, 2009

The Arkansas Green Party is not ballot-qualified for 2010, because it failed to poll 3% for president in 2008 and because its bill to redefine “political party” failed to pass this year. The party is already planning a new petition drive to get back on the ballot, which must be completed in any 90 days of the party’s choosing.

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In NY, Libertarian Eric Sundwall at 1%

On Monday, March 9, 2009, Libertarian Eric Sundwall filed his petitions with the New York State Board of Elections . Sundwall will be on the ballot for Congress, in the 20th District (covering areas in the mid Hudson Valley and the Adirondacks.)

This is a special election, which will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, to determine the successor to Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (recently appointed by Governor Paterson to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.)… Read more ...