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Virginia Bill Introduced to Ease Presidential Candidate Ballot Access, in both Primaries and General Election

Published on December 12, 2012, by in General.

Virginia State Senator Richard H. Black (R-Great Falls) has introduced SB 690, to lower the number of signatures for presidential candidates from 10,000 signatures to 5,000 signatures. The bill also reduces the number of signatures needed in each U.S. House district from 400 to 200. The bill would apply both to presidential primary candidates, and candidates of unqualified parties and independent presidential candidates petitioning for the November ballot.

Virginia Delegate Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) has introduced HB 1346, which lowers the number of signatures to 5,000 for presidential primary candidates, but not general election presidential candidates.

One Response

  1. Joseph McNiesh

    That would have helped Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
    Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were on in VA.

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