Friday, March 12, 2010

California Proposition 14 Ballot Wording Decision Expected Today

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner is expected to rule today on the ballot language for Prop 14.

The California School Employees Association has sued the Secretary of State (presumably on behalf of the California State Legislature) to change the ballot wording:

From California Independent Voter Network:
The lawsuit would alter the way the initiative is presented to voters:
The original language approved by the legislature last year:
     Elections. Primaries. Greater Participation in Elections.
     Reforms the primary election process for congressional, statewide and legislative races. Allows all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate’s or voter’s political party preference. Ensures that the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference.
The CSEA’s proposed language:
     Changes primary election process. Changes primary election procedures for congressional, legislative and statewide races. Allows all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate’s or voter’s political party preference. Does not require candidates to disclose their registered political party preference. Eliminates political parties’ rights to be on the general election ballot. Ensures that only the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the general election ballot regardless of their registered political party preference. Does not change primary election for President, party committee officers, and nonpartisan offices.
Keep reading below...

PROP 14
TEA PARTY - COFFEE PARTY
NEW YORK

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