Dick Gregory Dies

Ballot Access News Dick Gregory, the last surviving presidential candidate from the November 1968 election, died on August 20.  He was 84 and was living in Washington, D.C.  He was the Peace and Freedom presidential nominee in 1968.  Here is a major obituary from the Los Angeles Times.  Thanks to Irv Sutley for the link.

Filing Closes for California Special Legislative Election

Ballot Access News California holds a special election on October 3 to fill the vacant 51st district Assembly seat.  The seat is in central Los Angeles.  Here is the list of the 13 candidates who will be on the ballot.  There are ten Democrats, one independent, one Libertarian, and one Peace & Freedom member. If anyone gets …

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Independent Voters in New York City Will be Permitted to Choose a Reform Party Primary Ballot for Mayor

Ballot Access News The Reform Party is ballot-qualified in New York, and has decided to let independent voters participate in its Mayoral primary being held on September 12, 2017.  This will be the first time any party in New York has let independent voters vote in an actual primary.  Some years ago the Independence Party …

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Utah Won’t Appeal Court Decision on Early Deadline for New Parties in Special Elections

Ballot Access News As already noted, on August 2, a U.S. District Court struck down Utah procedures that didn’t permit a new party to get on the ballot in a special U.S. House election, unless the party had already been ballot-qualified when the election was called. According to this story, the state won’t appeal. The decision …

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Justice Party Formed by Rocky Anderson in 2012 Still Exists, and Intends to Run Candidates in 2018

Ballot Access News Rocky Anderson, former Mayor of Salt Lake City, formed the Justice Party in 2012 and was its presidential nominee. The party has not generally participated in elections since 2012, but it intends to petition for party status in several states for the 2018 election. It appears to be one of only two …

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New Registration Data for the United States

Ballot Access News The new national registration totals for the United States, in the 32 jurisdictions in which the voter registration form asks the applicant to choose a party, are: Democratic 44,706,349 (40.30%) Republican 32,807,417 (29.57%) independent & misc. 30,818,334 (27.78%) Libertarian 511,277 (.46%) Green 258,683 (.23%) Constitution 97,893 (.09%) Working Families 52,748 (.05%) Reform …

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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 Nebraska Registration Data

Ballot Access News On July 7, the Nebraska Secretary of State posted new registration data. The percentages: Republican 48.24%; Democratic 30.14%; Libertarian 1.03%; independent and miscellaneous 20.58%. In November 2016, the percentages were: Republican 48.10%; Democratic 30.59%; Libertarian .91%; independent and miscellaneous 20.40%. This is the first time Libertarian Party registration has been above 1% in …

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New Wyoming Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Wyoming Secretary of State has posted the July 1, 2017 registration data. Percentages are: Republican 67.11%; Democratic 17.93%; Libertarian .91%; Constitution .30%; independent and miscellaneous 13.74%. In November 2016, percentages were: Republican 68.36%; Democratic 19.61%; Libertarian .64%; Constitution .20%; independent and miscellaneous 11.18%.