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New York Governor Asks Legislature to Lower Petition Requirements

Published on April 30, 2007, by in Uncategorized.

On April 26, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced a package of bills to improve election laws. Included in the package are proposals to “reduce the number of signatures required for designating and nominating petitions, provide automatic ballot access for presidential candidates in primaries who qualify for federal matching funds, and eliminate restrictive and unnecessary petition requirements.”

The proposal covers access for the general election as well as the primary. The proposal for presidential primaries is already policy in New York for the Republican presidential primary, but not the Democratic presidential primary. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for this news.

One Response

  1. Howard Hirsch

    That would be a accomplishment on the scale of Mayor Bloomberg getting control of the NYC Board of Education. Best of luck, Gov. Spitzer.

    Howard Hirsch, Chairman
    Lyon County Republican Central Committee
    Dayton, Nevada
    (Bronx native)

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