On January 30, HB 63 was introduced in the Pennsylvania House. It would move the primary in 2008 from April to March 4. The bill has 34 co-sponsors. … Continue reading
Oregon HB 2084 would let the Secretary of State set a presidential primary date. The bill was requested by Bill Bradbury, current Secretary of State. Presumably if the bill passed, he would use his new authority to move the presidential … Continue reading
Arkansas Representative Michael Lamoureux (R-Russellville) has introduced HB 1351, requiring cities to use Instant-Runoff Voting in their elections for city offices.
Ten Washington State Senators, all Democrats, recently introduced SB 5356, which would make it illegal for petition circulators to be paid on a per-signature basis. The bill applies to initiatives and other types of petitions as well. The sponsors are … Continue reading
In 2003, the Maryland Green Party won a spectacular ballot access lawsuit in Maryland’s highest state court. That court ruled that it is unconstitutional for a state to require double petitioning. That is, it is unconstitutional to require a minor … Continue reading
Voters in three California cities, Berkeley, Oakland, and San Leandro, approved use if Instant-Runoff Voting in certain city elections, some time ago. However, IRV has not yet been used in those cities because the vote-counting systems haven’t been ready for … Continue reading