The Indiana Daily Student, of Bloomington, is one of the oldest and best-known college newspapers in the nation. The November 14 issue has this op-ed condemning Indiana’s ballot access laws for minor party and independent candidates.
Among all the states with restrictive ballot access laws, there is probably less agitation to improve these laws in Indiana than any other state. Perhaps this op-ed can do something to start activity in Indiana for ballot access reform. Indiana legislators have the earliest deadline for submitting normal bills into the legislature of any state. Any Indiana legislator who wishes to introduce a ballot access reform bill must introduce it before the end of 2011, if it is to be considered in the normal process during 2012.