Illinois Appeals Court Says “Transparency & Accountability in Politics Party” Meets Five-Word Limit, Should be on Ballot

Many municipalities in Illinois have partisan city and town elections, but the parties are local parties that exist only in that municipality. In North Riverside Village, the two parties are the Voters Improvement Party (which is an old party that has held power for decades) and a new party, the Transparency & Accountability in Politics Party.

The new party only appeared on the April 9 ballot because it won a lawsuit. It had been removed from the ballot on the grounds that Illinois state law says parties can have no more than five words in their name. But the State Appeals Court put the party back on, ruling that an ampersand is not a word. See this story.


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  1. Don’t Illinois elections require ballots to be spoken on voting machines for the visually impaired?

    You’re wrong about the Voters Improvement Party. You’re confusing them with the old Voters Interest Party (2011) and older-yet Voters Independent Party (2009). It is easier to qualify a new party every two years than to hold a primary as an existing party.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-02-24/news/8701150631_1_grass-roots-party-political-groups-party-apparatus

    If Illinois were to adopt Top 2, there would be no need for partisan primaries.

  2. Any Goo-Goo Party – aka Good Government Party – in any local regime ???

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.
    NO primaries.

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