[EM] Write-in Candidate Rules

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Sat Dec 27 15:16:15 PST 2008

Number of signatures needs to be very modest - think of signers available:
      Few voters in district for a village mayor.
      Some unwilling to approve; time to collect; willingness of potential 
candidate to work at this.

CA law was very detailed - how much worth copying?

Abd referred to interesting NY data:
      Mostly how to cope with voting machines, rather than imposed 
      For president voting for a nominated candidate will include 
associated VP and elector candidates, so comparable information is required 
for a write-in candidate.


On  Sat, 27 Dec 2008 12:19:53 -0000 James Gilmour wrote:
 > Jonathan Lundell  > Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:50 AM
 >>In California, I see a couple of significant differences. There's no
 >>filing fee (or signatures in lieu of fee) for a write-in candidate,
 >>and a  write-in candidate can bypass the party primary.
 > No filing fee - OK, but the statement about signatures puzzles me.
 > In the "Summary of Qualifications and Requirements for Write-In 
Candidates" to which you provided a link, it says:
 > D. Nomination Papers
 > 1. The required number of signers to a write-in candidate’s nomination 
paper for the respective offices are as follows:
 > a. United State Senator: 65-100
 > b. Member of House of Representatives, State Legislative Office: Not 
less than 40 nor more than 60.
 > So there would appear to be a requirement for a very modest number of 
signatures.  Or have I misunderstood something?
 > James
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