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Seventh Circuit Sets Hearing Date for Ballot Access Case

The Seventh Circuit will hear Stone v Board of Election Commissioners, 13-2733, on February 19, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. in Chicago. This is the case that challenges the law requiring candidates for non-partisan citywide office in Chicago to submit 12,500 valid signatures. The plaintiff argues that a candidate running in a major party primary only needs 5,000 signatures to run for statewide office. He also argues that no other large city requires nearly that many signatures to get on the ballot for any city office.

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