Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Give This Bill Legs!

Rep. Cam Ward (R- Shelby) has introduced HB738 a bill that would make ballot access easier for third party and independent candidates, and has written a blog post about it called Ballot Access Should Be Easier over at Doc's.

Alabama has the worst ballot access laws in the country. This is one of the main reasons our state government is so screwed up. There is no competition on the ballot. It's always the same people from the same parties running, election after election. If you complain about how things never change then here is your chance to break that cycle.

Please go read Cam's post and start rounding up support for HB738 which would make ballot access easier to obtain for third party and Independent candidates.



Anonymous said...

Would you have made it onto the ballot in '06 under the 1.5% requirement Rep. Ward is suggesting? If not, that in itself is convincing evidence that the requirement would still be too high. There is no way anyone could claim that your campaign wasn't serious and that you should have been denied ballot access.

Loretta Nall said...

I would have been very close in 2006 if the requirement had been 1.5%. I don't think there should be any signature requirements at all but this is a step in the right direction.