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Bradley in DC
04-13-2008, 10:24 PM

Alabama Ballot Access Improvement Bill
April 11th, 2008
On March 25, Alabama Representative Cam Ward introduced HB 738. It lowers the non-presidential independent petition from 3% of the last gubernatorial vote, to 1.5% of the last gubernatorial vote cast. The presidential independent petition (a flat 5,000 signatures) would not be affected by the bill. Representative Ward is a Republican representing Bibb and Shelby Counties.

Alabama has the nationís highest petition requirement for non-presidential statewide independent candidates in the nation. It is the only state above 2% of the last vote cast, for non-presidential statewide independents. Thanks to Mike Rster for this news