Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Senate Bill 733

I have good news! As the Legislative Chair for the Libertarian Party of Illinois, I am proud to announce that SB733, which would drastically reduce our signature requirements passed.

Amends the Election Code. Makes the minimum nomination petition signature requirements for independent candidates the same as those for candidates of an established political party for the same office (now, larger). Makes the period for filing all independent candidate petitions the same as that for new political party candidates (now, the same as that for established political party candidates). Makes the minimum petition signature requirement for a new State political party the same as that for a State office candidate of an established political party (now, the lesser of 25,000 or 1% of the number of voters voting in the most recent general election). Makes the minimum petition signature requirement for a new local political party the same as that for an established party candidate for the local office on the slate with the highest petition signature requirement (now, 5% of the number of voters in the relevant district or political subdivision who voted in the most recent election when district or subdivision officers were elected by the district or subdivision as a unit).


It passed the Senate 53-0, which shocked me when I saw it passed unanimously. This bill now goes to the House. So all those who live here in Illinois, who want to see real political reform, choices on the ballot, more contested races and a flow of new ideas in the public realm please call your House representative and ask them to be a co-sponsor of the bill and vote YES on SB733. Spread the word to your friends and families to do the same!

1 Comments:

Blogger S said...

Nice work man! Love the blog, and it's great to hear someone making headway in breaking the two party duopoly!

Friday, June 29, 2007 11:44:00 AM  

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