Big Ballot Access Win in Case Challenging Georgia Law

Posted by Rob Richie on April 06, 2016

Last month, federal judge Richard W. Story struck down Georgia's petition requirement for independent and unqualified parties. The current law establishes a requirement for valid signatures totaling 1% of registered voters in the last year that the office was elected — which today is nearly 50,000 signatures. As explained by Richard Winger, the ruling holds the promise to be a huge breakthrough for fair ballot access.

There is no better resource for news about ballot access - and a host of other policies relating to expanding voter choice - than Ballot Access News, produced by the tireless and remarkable Richard Winger. You can read his archive of printed newsletters online.

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