President 2012: New York Presidential Ballot Info (and national links)

Polling place info for NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, is at onthewilderside post: here. 11/2/12 Updates Suffolk County, NY Absentee Ballot Hours Extended & Changed Polling Places (pdf) h/t Suffolk NYCLU Receipt date of NY Absentee Ballots extended 10/5/12 update: NYS Presidential Ballot: (as finalized for Nov 2012)  DEMOCRATIC: Barack Obama REPUBLICAN: Mitt Romney CONSERVATIVE: Mitt Romney WORKING […]

Make your best sign. Wave it at your local politicians!

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day. Today is your today to make a miniature sign, and wave it at the politicos and elected officials in your neighborhood. You can do this by pulling levers or writing things on the ballot! If you must, you could even use the pencil provided to draw a picture on […]

OWS and Politics: What should an occupier do on Election Day?

Kimberly writes: My personal suggestion for occupiers on Election Day: Write-in “Occupy”. Below are links to several interesting opinion pieces on voting and the occupy movement, plus some pull quotes and my own comments. I tried to see if I could find any trends or plans of occupiers to send a message on Election Day […]

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:     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 […]

Third Party primaries in Suffolk County, NY

Update: 2010 NY Governor Race Look HERE for the certified list of major party and third party candidates for NY Governor and other statewide offices at the NY State Board of Elections. _____________________ Previous Material on Primary: Update 9/14/2010 11:20am: Machines around state are messed up. Go early to vote! Story at Daily News: here. […]

US Dept of Justice Decides Not to Take a Position on Counting Write-in Votes

(excerpt from) Ballot Access News U.S. Department of Justice Decides Not to Take a Position on Counting Write-in Votes July 30th, 2010 On June 30, the U.S. Justice Department said that the Department has decided not to take a position in the pending lawsuit Libertarian Party v District of Columbia Board of Elections, now pending […]

The power of writing in: Candidates win in PA, and other write-ins listed in media

KW: Perhaps because I am a poet, I find writing in to be a powerful tool, even if the idea or candidate I write in does not win. At least I get to express what I believe and what I demand (in order to get my vote the next time.) The usual people who see […]

“Reject Bloomberg on November 3!”, says ICE teachers union members

KW: I truly see independent and third party politics as a journey to freeing people from the regular, old choices. So, I love voting advice that inspires people, and makes them consider other options. I think that the way a group within the United Federation of Teachers [UFT] union instructs people to vote this year […]

Democratic Party challenge to Green Party in Tuscon backfires

Love this story about electoral activism and third party strategy! – KW from Ballot Access News Democratic Challenge to Greens in Tucson Will Probably Backfire June 25th, 2009 According to this story in Tucson Weekly, the Tucson Democratic Party’s attempt to keep Greens out of this November’s partisan city council races is likely to backfire. […]

ABBA great helps boost feminism and ballot equality in Sweden

Today, Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Sweden, are elections for the European Union parliament. One of the parties is “Feminist Initiative” (FI!). ABBA composer Benny Andersson has donated money with the intention of leveling the playing field with advertisements that explain what to do when pre-printed ballots are missing.

Good News: Court decision on right to vote

from Ballot Access News 7th Circuit Affirms Importance of All Valid Votes, Whether They Affect Who Wins or Not January 7th, 2009 On October 8, the 7th circuit handed down a decision in Kozuszek v Brewer, 546 F 3d 485. The issue was whether two particular voters should have been allowed to vote, back in […]

What can an activist do in the lull after election day?…

Well, have to mention for just 5 more days, that if you believe in environmental peace and justice, the campaign is not over! This Saturday, December 6, there is a chance to elect Malik Rahim to Congress. Info at: www.votemalik.com But…for everyone who cares about voting and democracy…this is an important season for electoral activism. […]

Interesting Cynthia McKinney discussion

I believe that the Women’s Social Collaborative site I stumbled upon is focused in Pennsylvania, where Cynthia McKinney will be a write-in only candidate. Though, the women in this collaborative seemed to favor choosing Cynthia McKinney nonetheless. In more than half of the states, and in New York in particular, Cynthia McKinney will be on […]

NY 2008 Presidential Election Ballot with FAQ

2012 Prez Update: 2012 Presidential Candidates(in New York) for 2012 are listed and discussed at our new post: here The ballot will not be set in New York State for the November 2012 general elections until: October 2nd. _________________________________________ 2010 Update: NY Governor Race 2010 Certified ballot for 2010 New York Governor race is at […]

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