The 11th circuit will hear the Alabama ballot access case arguments on the morning of March 20 in Atlanta. Swanson v Bennett, 06-13643. The courthouse is at 56 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta. This case is the 4th one to be … Continue reading
The Pennsylvania ballot access case filed in federal court on January 10, 2006, is still alive. The case lost in the 3rd circuit in August 2006, but the request for a rehearing en banc is still pending as of January … Continue reading
The newly-elected Democratic Secretary of State in Iowa, Michael Mauro, is expected to decide in a week whether to settle the lawsuit over voter registration. The lawsuit Iowa Libertarian Party v Culver was filed in September 2005, over Iowa’s voter … Continue reading
On January 4, the 7th circuit upheld Indiana’s law, requiring voters who vote at the polls to show a government-issued photo ID. The vote was 2-1. Crawford v Marion Co. Election Board, no. 06-2218.
On January 3, the 7th circuit refused to rehear the Illinois ballot access case called Lee v Keith. The 7th circuit had struck down the ballot access law for independent candidates for the state legislature in September 2006, and now … Continue reading
Oklahoma State Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso) and Representative Marian Cooksey (R-Edmond) say they will introduce a bill soon to ease ballot access for new and minor parties. Bills in Oklahoma must be introduced by January 18, 2007, even though the … Continue reading