New Mexico’s House Bill 453, which would have moved the petition deadline for the nominees of qualified minor parties from mid-July to early June, failed to pass, and the legislature has now adjourned.
Jay Fisher, who had hoped to be the first US House candidate on the ballot in Georgia from a party other than Democratic or Republican since 1942, has dropped out. He had hoped to appear as the Libertarian nominee in … Continue reading
On February 16, the 11th circuit ruled that Georgia may not require voters to put their Social Security numbers on voter registration forms. Schwier v Cox, 05-11428. Thanks to Ed Still for the news. … Continue reading
On February 16, the New York Supreme Court in Brooklyn heard arguments in Fulani v McKay, 4444-2006. The issue is whether the state officers of a ballot-qualified party may dissolve the county organizations of a party. In this case, Frank … Continue reading
On February 16, the Maryland State Senate that handles election law bills heard testimony on SB 292, which would implement Instant-Runoff Voting for all partisan elections in the state. The lead sponsor is Senator Paul Pinsky, who authored the ballot … Continue reading
One bill on public funding of congressional candidates is HR 3099, which was introduced June 28, 2005 by Congressman John Tierney (D-Mass.). HR 3099 is mildly discriminatory. Nominees of parties that polled 25% of the vote in the last 5 … Continue reading