(excerpt from) onthewilderside
For the politically curious in NY: Tues. Aug. 18th is a big day!
For potential candidates in New York State, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, 2009, is the last day to file in person (or mail) an “independent nominating petition” to run for office in November. That would mean anyone who was running on an alternative, “made-up”, or third party (without automatic ballot status) line has that due date.
The article below by Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News reports a list of candidates who have already filed for Mayor on independent/non-automatic-ballot-status-third-party lines, and notes that petitions are expected from Green Party candidate Reverend Billy (William Talen). The article does not mention the Libertarian Party candidate, Joseph Dobrian, whose website does not mention the petition drive and who does not have a lot of coverage in news or blog searches on the web.… Read more ...