Daily Archives: June 26, 2011

Ohio Senate Passes Bill Designed to Give Ohio a Constitutional Ballot Access Law for Minor Parties

From an article published on BallotAccess.org on June 24th, 2011:

On June 23, the Ohio Senate passed HB 194, the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill. As mentioned earlier, it moves the primary in presidential years from March to [read more]

Alaska State Court Says Joe Miller Must Pay Court Costs in Write-in Spelling Lawsuit Case

From an article published on BallotAccess.org on June 25th, 2011:

In November 2010, Alaska election officials determined that Lisa Murkowski had been re-elected to the U.S. Senate on write-in votes. Her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, then filed a lawsuit, arguing [read more]

New York Conservative Party in Position to Injure Two of the Four Republican State Senators who Voted For Same-Sex Marriage

From an article published on BallotAccess.org on June 26th, 2011

The story of the New York State Senate vote on same-sex marriage on the evening of June 24 has been well-reported. Many news stories, including this one, mention that the [read more]

Maryland court rules in favor of Libertarians

From an article on LP.org:

On June 21, a Maryland judge ruled that the Libertarian Party had submitted enough petition signatures to gain ballot access in Maryland. The state Board of Elections had previously determined that there were not enough [read more]

Michigan Socialist Party Launches 2012 Petition Drive

Source: Ballot Access News

At the end of May 2011, the Socialist Party launched a petition drive to get itself on the Michigan ballot. Probably 2,000 signatures have been collected so far. The law requires 32,261 valid signatures. However, the law also required [read more]