Posted by my co-blogger, Ian Wilder, at onthewilderside.com:
The audio file above was recorded about 8:20pm on June 30, 2015, when two petitioners came to my door looking for me. They were collecting signatures on petitions for candidates for Suffolk County Family Court Judge to run on the Green Party line.… Read more ...
The Green Party of New York State has a ban on the policy of endorsing Democratic and Republican candidates, because those parties do not agree with the Green Party’s worldwide Four Pillars of Social and Economic Justice; Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Wisdom, and Nonviolence/Peace.
Democratic and Republican Party insiders have taken advantage of New York State Election law to place their candidates on the Green Party line.… Read more ...
Austin Cassidy reports at Uncovered Politics that Doug Hoffman got 6% as a Conservative Party candidate in NY-23, despite suspending his campaign before the election. Just as in the special election in 2009, Hoffman’s votes represented more than the margin of victory. Democrat Bill Owens won both elections.
Green Party Supports Council Districts In Huntington, NY
“The Green Party of Suffolk supports the proposition to bring council districts to Huntington town,” said its chair Roger Snyder, a Huntington resident. “A key value of the Green Party is Grassroots Democracy, and it is clear that at-large districts are the farthest from that ideal.”
fromBallot Access New
New York Libertarians Lose Ballot Status for Suffolk County Slate on a Technicality
October 6th, 2009
On October 6, a New York Superior Court in Suffolk County, New York, ruled that the lawsuit Kosin v Geier should be dismissed. This means that none of the Libertarian candidates for county office in that county will be on the November 3, 2009 ballot.
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Democrats, Republicans Attempt to Limit Voter Choice in New York State
Petition Challenges Seek to Eliminate Independent and Third Party Candidates
August 31, 2009 – After filing the necessary petitions required for ballot access in New York state, several independent and third party candidates find themselves squaring off with Democrats and Republicans long before election day, thanks to the archaic and cumbersome regulations governing nominating petitions.
This was posted at our blog, www.onthewilderside.com. I realized that while the article is specific to Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, some of the themes and strategies might be interesting as a snapshot of independent and third party action in local elections. -Kimberly Wilder
Ian and Kimberly’s Somewhat Random Comments on the Upcoming 2009 Suffolk County Elections [third party]
Kimberly went to the Suffolk County Board of Elections and filled out some Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests.… Read more ...