Want real change?: Third party options in the November 2010 Elections

Where to find third party, independent, and even write-in choices for the 2010 Elections:

 

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For all US voters – A website which lists all statewide, Senate, and House of Reps candidates organized by state:
Politics1.com

For all US voters – A website with other voter information, including a searchable database:
VoteSmart.org

For all US voters – Voter Registration deadlines for all states at Head Count: here.

The New York State Board of Elections certified ballot:
NYS BOE

PDF picture of NY State Ballot from Ballot Access News: here.

For our New York readers: Below is a hand-crafted list which emphasizes independent and third party options for New Yorkers who want to show their displeasure to the Democrats and Republicans. The list is based on research from Politics1 and the NY State Board of Elections. The candidate blurbs are taken from Politics1.

New York State, statewide offices:

Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates

Note:
In NY, winning 50,000 votes for Governor is the only method a group has to become an automatic, ballot status party. Voting third party for Governor helps to build third parties in your community.
In NY, Governor & Lt. Governor nominees run together on tickets in the General Election.

Third Party options for Governor:

(Tom Ognibene will be on the “Taxpayers”  line with one of the major party Governor candidates)

Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition) – Ex-Prostitution Escort Service Madam & Ex-Hedge Fund Executive
& Linda Espejo (Anti-Prohibition)

Charles Barron (Freedom) – NYC City Councilman, Ex-Black Panther Activist, Community Organizer & Democrat
& Eva Doyle (Freedom) – Educator, Author & Historian

Howie Hawkins (Green) – Truck Unloader, Anti-Nuclear Activist, Green Party of the US Co-Founder & Frequent Candidate
& Gloria Mattera (Green) – State Party Co-Chair, Educator, Peace Activist & Frequent Candidate

Warren Redlich (Libertarian) – Attorney, Guilderland Town Board Member & ’04/’06 US Rep. Nominee
& Alden Link (Libertarian) – Businessman & ’08 Presidential Candidate

Jimmy McMillan (Rent Is Too Damn High) – Private Investigator, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
& No Runningmate Designated

Dan Fein (Write-In) – Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate
& No Runningmate Designated

Third Party options for State Comptroller:

Julia Willebrand (Green) – Educator, Progressive Activist, ’06 Nominee & ’01 NYC Mayor Candidate

John Gaetani (Libertarian) – Accountant

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Third Party options for Attorney General:

Ramon Jimenez (Freedom) – Attorney, Ex-Administrative Law Judge & Community Activist

Carl Person (Libertarian) – Attorney & ’06 Candidate

Third Party options for US Senator from New York:
There are two elections for Senate this November. One is technically a special election.

US Senate (Regular election)

Randy Credico (Anti-Prohibition/Libertarian) – Comedian & Drug Legalization Activist

Colia Clark (Green) – Civil Rights Activist

US Senate (Unexpired term)

Vivia Morgan (Anti-Prohibition) – Cable TV Show Host, Ex-NYC Mayoral Aide & Community Activist

Cecile Lawrence (Green) – University Professor & Attorney

John Clifton (Libertarian) – Ex-State Party Chair, Social Worker, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Joseph Huff (Rent Is Too Damn High) – Community Activist

Bruce Blakeman (Tax Revolt) – Ex-Port Authority Commissioner, Ex-Nassau County Legislator, Attorney & ’98 State Comptroller Nominee

Joseph J. DioGuardi (Taxpayers)

____________________For Congress/House of Representatives in New York:Do you have the ability to vote third party or independent in your Congressional District?
Check your district below.

Of course, if you are disenchanted with the Democratic Party and Republican Party, and there are no other candidates on the ballot, you can always register your distaste with a write-in. The most strategic write-in is the name of a person who actually resides in the district and is eligible for the office. (Often, yourself, for one!) Though, other write-ins — even silly ones, or statements such as “lower taxes” or “war is bad” — may not always be published, they certainly get read by the Democratic and Republican patronage employees who work at the Boards of Elections around the state.

Note that, in order to help identify the race/district, I listed the major party-aligned candidates, last name only. Though, the emphasis on this list is the voter’s ability to choose an independent or third party option (which other media sometimes bury, or at least hide.) Where you have a third party or independent option directly on the ballot, there is an asterisk next to the district.

U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bishop and Altschuler

[The following two candidates appeared to be running in District 1, but do not appear to be on the ballot. You may write them in:]
Chris Cantwell (Libertarian) – Computer Consultant
Chris Cox (Taxpayers) – Business Consultant, Attorney, GOP Activist & Grandson of President Nixon

*District 2:
Israel and Gomez
PLUS…
Anthony Tolda (Constitution) – Financial Consultant & Tea Party Activist

District 3:
King and Kudler
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 4:
McCarthy and Becker

[The following candidate appears to be running, but does not appear to be on the ballot. You may write him in:]
Frank Scaturro (C) – Attorney, Law Professor & Author

*District 5:
Ackerman and Milano
PLUS…
Liz Berney (Tax Revolt) – Attorney, Violinist & ’08 Nominee


District 6:
Meeks and Taub
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

*District 7:
Crowley and Reynolds
PLUS…
Tony Gronowicz (Green) – College Professor, Peace Activist & ’05 NYC Mayor Candidate

District 8:
Nadler and Kone

[The following candidate appears to be running in District 8, but does not appear to be on the ballot. You may write him in:]
Steven Leiner (Independent)

District 9:
Weiner and Turner
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 10:
Towns and Muniz
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 11:
Clarke and Carr
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

*District 12: (Only one major party candidate is running.)
N. Velazquez (Democrat)
PLUS…
Alice Gaffney (Conservative)

District 13:
McMahon and Grimm
PLUS…
Tom Venditteli (Libertarian) – Advertising Broadcast Coordinator & Musician

*District 14:
Maloney and Brumberg
PLUS…
Tim Healy (Conservative)
Dino Laverghetta (Independence Party) – Attorney

*District 15:
Rangel and Faulkner
PLUS…
Róger Calero (SWP) – Journalist, Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate
Craig Schley (Independent) – Non-Profit Group Founder, Ex-Fashion Model, Ex-Fire Fighter & ’08 Candidate

District 16:
Serrano and Della Valle
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

*District 17:
Engel and Mele
PLUS…
York Kleinhandler (C/IP) – Businessman, Ex-Law Enforcement Officer & Army Veteran

District 18:
Lowey and Russell
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 19:
Hall and Hayworth
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 20:
Murphy and Gibson
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 21:
Tonko and Danz
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

District 22:
Hinchey and Phillips
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

*District 23:
Owens and Doheny
PLUS…
Doug Hoffman (Conservative) – Accountant, Community Activist, Army Veteran & ’09 Candidate
Note: Doug Hoffman has withdrawn from the race. Though, his name will still be on the ballot, and pulling the lever for him will still make a statement.

District 24:
Arcuri and Hanna
PLUS…

[The following candidate appears to be running, but does not appear to be on the ballot. You may write him in:]
E. Logan Bell (Libertarian) – Carpenter, Construction Worker & USMC Veteran

*District 25:
Maffei and Buerkle
PLUS…

[The following candidate appears to be running, but does not appear to be on the ballot. You may write him in:]
Marc Romain (Libertarian) – Marijuana Legalization Activist & ’00 US Sen. Candidate

District 26:
Lee and Fedele
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

*District 27:
Higgins and Roberto
PLUS…

[The following candidate appears to be running, but does not appear to be on the ballot. You may write him in:]
Dean Sandstrom (Libertarian) – Tea Party Activist

District 28:
Slaughter and Rowland
(The only candidates are associated with the Democrats and Republicans. So, if you want change: write-in!)

*District 29: (write-ins have officially thrown their hats into ring)
Zeller and Reed
PLUS…(write-in)
Angelo Campini (Official Write-In) – Businessman & Engineer
Janice Volk (Official Write-In) – Radio Talk Show Host, Farmer, Tea Party Activist & ’04 Candidate

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