Daily Archives: May 26, 2009

New Mexico Libertarian and Green Parties File Ballot Access Case

From Ballot Access News. On May 7th, both the Green Party and Libertarian Party of New Mexico filed a lawsuit in federal court against many ballot access laws and regulations, as well as impediments to gaining ballot access.

The lawsuit challenges New Mexico laws that require an unqualified party to submit one petition to qualify itself, and then separate petitions for each of its nominees. It challenges the Secretary of State’s refusal to make the nominee petitions available until October of odd years. It challenges the Secretary of State’s arbitrary practice (which started in 2006) of omitting a “straight-ticket” device on general election ballots for any parties except the Democratic and Republican Parties.

You can read the full article [read more]