( Excerpted from the Ballot Access
News index at http://www.ballot-access.org/ http://www.ballot-access.org/
Essays by Richard Winger:
- Here's how to subscribe
to Ballot Access News!
- Here's information on Presidential
Ballot Access as well as the vote totals of recent Presidential elections.
- Here are some other sites which may also be of interest:
- "Unofficial" B.A.N.
- At first, it looks like there's not much here. But then you follow
the "Charts" link, and click on one of the listed candidates,
and you'll get some truly wonderful nationwide maps of voting patterns.
- Third Party
- Collects lots of good information and links relating to various third
parties into one convenient location. Nice set of writings on why one should
- Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
- A surprisingly complete listing of votes cast in Presidential elections,
including numerous third-party candidates and nice maps of vote distribution
by state and (on the individual state pages) by county. The
minor problems previously noted here have all been fixed!
- The Liberty Coalition
- "A Proposed Coalition of America's Third Parties"
This site very carefully details the various ways in which the five largest
third parties agree (and where they don't) and suggests ways of working
- America's Open Debates Foundation
- "A national foundation committed to networking existing "free
election" organizations, every legitimate national party, ballot access
and election reform movements into one cooperative, unified and powerful
voice to bring about fair and open debates featuring all candidates on
sufficient ballots to win the election." Site has not been updated
in a long time; I've sent email inquiring...
- D.C.'s Political Report
- Very good presentation of candidate and party information, including
virtually every known third-party group in the USA. Election results, candidate
- Initiative For Texas
- A group trying to establish the right to Initiative and Referendum
in Texas. Their work has intriguing parallels and overlaps with ballot
access work. Every page at the site seems to have some music on it, which
can get annoying after awhile, but otherwise it's an interesting site.
- An interesting collaboration of political information,
news, and opinion sites that appears to be non-partisan enough to not only
admit that third parties exist but to actually provide some information
about them. Focused on the 1998 election season, but site says they will
be doing something for 2000 as well.