New Florida Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Florida Secretary of State web page updates voter registration on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these updates only show the number of Democrats, the number of Republicans, and the number of all other voters. The July 23 2017 figures are: Democratic 4,845,863; Republican 4,566,956; all others 3,476,693. One can see them at …

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New Utah Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Utah state elections office has this registration tally as of July 18, 2017. The percentages: Republican 48.30%; Democratic 11.62%; Independent American 1.71%; Libertarian .85%; Constitution .35%; United Utah .003% (40 registered members); independent and other 37.17%. Just prior to the November 2016 election, the percentages were: Republican 48.40%; Democratic 11.39%; Independent American 1.41%; …

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Says All Three Ballot-Listed Gubernatorial Candidates Should be in Debates

Ballot Access News The Richmond Times-Dispatch has this editorial, deploring the decision of the Virginia Bar Association to sponsor a gubernatorial debate and to only invite the Democratic and Republican nominees. Apparently the Bar Association doesn’t even have any concrete rules on whom to invite; instead they say they invite “significant” candidates.

New Idaho Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Idaho Secretary of State has released registration data as of July 6, 2017. The percentages: Republican 49.78%; Democratic 11.00%; Libertarian .79%; Constitution .37%; independent and other 38.06%. In November 2016, the percentages were: Republican 48.27%; Democratic 10.64%; Libertarian .64%; Constitution .32%; independent and other 40.13%.

New Maine Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Maine Secretary of State has released new registration data as of June 2017. The percentages: Democratic 31.89%; Republican 26.92%; Green 4.23%; Libertarian .52%; independent and other 36.43%. The percentages in November 2016 were: Democratic 32.58%; Republican 26.84%; Green 4.02%; Libertarian .54%; independent and other 36.01%.

New District of Columbia Voter Registration Data

Ballot Access News The June 30, 2017 voter registration data for the District of Columbia shows these percentages for each party: Democratic 76.15%; Republican 6.23%; Green .76%; Libertarian .20%; independent and other 16.66%. As of November 2016, the percentages were: Democratic 76.06%; Republican 6.25%; Green .76%; Libertarian .19%; independent and other 16.74%.

New Maryland Registration Data

Ballot Access News Maryland State Board of Elections has released a new tally of voter registration, as of the end of June 2017. Percentages are: Democratic 54.83%; Republican 25.95%; Libertarian .52%; Green .24%; independent and other 18.46%. Just before the November 2016 election, the percentages had been: Democratic 55.00%; Republican 26.01%; Libertarian .49%; Green .23%; independent and …

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California Bill on Informing Independent Voters of Their Choices Advances

Ballot Access News On July 10, California AB 837 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is the bill that requires election officials, whether at the polls or when dealing with postal voters, to fully inform independent voters that they are free to choose a certain partisan primary ballot in the presidential primary. If the bill …

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U.S. District Court Upholds Arizona Primary Petition Requirement

Ballot Access News On July 10, U.S. District Court Judge David G. Campbell, a Bush Jr. appointee, upheld the 2015 Arizona law that sharply increased the number of signatures a member of an established small qualified party needs to get on his or her own party’s primary ballot. Arizona Libertarian Party v Reagan, cv-16-1019. The decision is …

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Arkansas Secretary of State Says Libertarian Party Petition is Valid

Ballot Access News On July 7, the Arkansas Secretary of State determined that the Libertarian Party’s petition for party status is valid. The party is now free to nominate by convention for its 2018 nominees. The party is now on the 2018 ballot in 39 states plus D.C. (although in Georgia, it is only on …

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