The New Mexico Supreme Court is hearing Cobb & Badnarik v New Mexico Canvassing Board (#29095) on August 29, 2005. The issue is whether the two 2004 presidential candidates needed to submit a deposit of $114,000, or $1,140,000, in order … Continue reading
On August 25, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis, a Clinton appointee, upheld a New York state ballot access law. Specifically, he upheld the law that requires a candidate for citywide office in New York city to obtain 7,500 signatures. … Continue reading
On August 25, Senate Bill 1015 passed the California Assembly Appropriations Committee. It legalizes write-in votes in which the voter forgets to “X” the box next to the name written in. The vote was 13-4.
During the early morning hours of August 24, the North Carolina House passed H88, the ballot access bill. Unfortunately, it was amended so that it does more harm than good. The bill does lower the number of signatures needed for … Continue reading
H88, the best ballot access bill in North Carolina, passed out of the House Finance Committee today overwhelmingly. This is the bill that lowers the statewide minor party and independent candidate petitions to one-half of 1% of the last gubernatorial … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, the Arkansas Attorney General issued an opinion denying that it is legal for parties to circulate a petition during odd years. However, the Secretary of State’s legal advisor says that the Secretary of State does not … Continue reading