On February 6, New York held a special election for State Senate, 7th district, to fill a vacancy. With all the precincts reporting, Democrat Craig Johnson has defeated Republican Maureen O’Connell. Thanks to the commenter below. Johnson got 24,915 votes … Continue reading
On February 6, Oregon Senator Ben Westlund introduced SB 468. It repeals the law passed in 2005 that makes it illegal for primary voters to sign an independent candidate’s petition.
Rep. William Black introduced HB 632 on February 6. It would improve ballot access for independent candidates. It is similar to Black’s HB 158, which improves ballot access for new and previously unqualified political parties. Both bills set the petition … Continue reading
On February 6, the Washington House Government Committee heard HB 1534, which revises Washington state procedures for minor party and independent candidates. The bill was written by the Secretary of State’s office. Ruth Bennett of the Libertarian Party, and Linde … Continue reading
On Feb. 5, Congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) again introduced a bill to require that, in federal elections, all vote-counting technology be equipped with a paper record of that vote, which the voter could see before leaving the voting location. It … Continue reading
Tennessee State Senator Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville) has asked the legislative counsel’s office to draft a bill, setting up a two-tier system for qualified parties in Tennessee. A two-tier system means that the state recognizes two types of qualified parties. Large … Continue reading