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Washington, D.C., City Council Repeals Ban on Out-of-District Petitioners

Published on December 19, 2012, by in General.

On the evening of December 18, the Washington, D.C. City Council repealed the District of Columbia’s ban on out-of-district petitioners. The new law says that circulators who don’t live in the District must notify the District before they start to work, and must sign an agreement promising to be subject to subpoena power, should authorities in the district wish to investigate any possible election law violation.

5 Responses

  1. Andy

    All right, a victory for our side!

  2. Andy

    This will save future petition drives in DC a lot of money and hassle because they won’t have to deal with hiring witnesses anymore.

  3. Michael

    A victory? Is it too much to ask for that petitions be collected by local people who actually care about the candidate or issue, rather than people who live there with big wallets and want their favorites to be voted into law?

  4. #4, no one ever proposes that candidate can’t hire attorneys from out of state, or advertising experts from out of state, or campaign managers from out of state. Why is it that only the “proletarians” of the campaign business, the hard-working professional circulators, are subject to such limits on their ability to make a living?

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