An Indiana state lawmaker said this week he plans to introduce a bill that would change how signatures are gathered to put candidates on the state's ballot.The proposal comes in response to allegations that dozens of signatures were forged in St.
The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.
The biggest fight yet in the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Ballot Battle begins today. That's when the Chicago Board of Elections will hold a hearing regarding the residency status of candidate Rahm Emanuel. At issue is whether Emanuel should be allowed a spot on the ballot in the 2011 mayoral ra
Time is running out for candidates to try to kick their opponents off the February ballot in Chicago. Tuesday is the deadline for those objections to be filed.During the election four years ago for mayor and other city offices, 208 objections were filed with the Chicago Board of Elections.
Now that the filing deadline for the 2011 Chicago municipal elections has come and gone, its time to turn our collective attention to one of the oldest and grandest traditions in our great representative democracy: knocking rival candidates off the ballot.Didn't see that section in The Federal