In June, the New Jersey legislature passed AB 4613, which lets any voter cast a vote during the weeks before election day, provides for automatic registration for people who apply for drivers licenses unless they opt out, and makes it possible for 17-year-olds to pre-register. New Jersey gives Governors a long period in which to
Indiana Republican Party County Chair Tries to Remove Libertarian Slate from November 2015 Ballot for Anderson City Office
Indiana cities elect officers in partisan elections on November 3, 2015. In Anderson, the Republican Party county chair has filed a challenge to the Libertarian slate. The challenge says the Libertarian Party didn’t have a valid nominating convention. See this story. The Libertarian Party in Indiana nominates all its candidates by convention. The state law
The Lancaster, Pennsylvania daily newspaper has this op-ed by local attorney Mitchell Sommers. Sommers praises the July 26, 2015 court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania rules for checking signatures. He urges the state not to appeal. The Lancaster daily newspaper was formerly called the Intelligencer Journal, but now it is just LNP.
Unusually Large Number of Minor Party and Independent Candidates File to Run for Philadelphia City Office
According to this Philadelphia Inquirer story, quite a few candidates are running in the November 3, 2015 election for Philadelphia city office. As the story notes, Philadelphia uses limited voting for city council-at-large. No party can run for all the seats. The objective is to prevent one party from winning all the seats. Normally Republicans
The San Diego Union-Tribune has this article about the California top-two primary.
Barbara Fiala, state chair of the Women’s Equality Party, a ballot-qualified party in New York, is a registered Democrat. This news story says she plans to remain a Democrat. The law will require the Women’s Equality Party to choose someone who is a member of the party by November 2015.