State Senator Ben Westlund is an independent candidate for Governor of Oregon. He needs 18,356 valid signatures, and has collected 45,000. Deschutes County has finished checking his petition, and reported 57% of his signatures are valid. If that rate holds … Continue reading
On August 5, Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. endorsed Carole Strayhorn for Governor of Texas. Strayhorn is one of the two independent candidates on the ballot for Governor. Lucio represents the Brownsville area and has been a Democratic State … Continue reading
Connecticut plans to replace its old-fashioned lever mechanical voting machines with optical-scan paper ballots, in time for the November 7, 2006 election. This is good news for minor party and independent candidates in Connecticut. The Connecticut lever machines uses the … Continue reading
On August 4, the 11th circuit agreed with a lower court, that if a city permits commercial billboards, it can’t prohibit billboards asking voters to vote for a candidate. KH Outdoor v Trussville, Alabama, 05-12598.
On August 3, North Carolina’s Governor signed HB 1024, which lets 10 counties and 10 cities experiment with Instant-Runoff Voting in 2007 and 2008.
The California Democratic Party is filing papers on August 4 to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the Sonoma County Republican Party (that lawsuit is called Sonoma County Republican Central Committee v McPherson). California Democrats also want to be able … Continue reading