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Virginia Libertarians Sue over Residency Requirement for Circulators

Published on June 4, 2010, by in General.

On June 3, the Libertarian Party sued the Virginia State Board of Elections over that state’s rigid rules on residency of petition circulators. No one may circulate a petition to get a candidate on the ballot for a district office, unless that circulator lives in that district. The case is Libertarian Party of Virginia v Virginia State Board of Elections, filed in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, 1:10-cv-615.

There are lawsuits on this issue now pending in California, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska, although Kansas has informally indicated that it will concede the issue. The recent Idaho case won on April 9, 2010, is now over, because the state did not appeal. Lawsuits on this issue have also won in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, in the last ten years.

One Response

  1. Demo Rep

    Any illegal folks in the U.S.A. suing to be circulators ??? — who need the money to survive past Great Depression II ???

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