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New York Signature Requirements

Written by Nicolas Guillermo. Posted in New York Activism

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Signature Requirements: 

  • Local Initiatives require two rounds of signatures. First Round: 10% or 33,000 whichever is less, to get on in front of the legislature for approval, if the legislature fails to approve the measures proponents of local initiatives can gather a Second Round of an additional 5% of 15,000 whichever is less, to put their measure on the ballot. 
  • Nominations: U.S. Senate and Statewide Executive Offices: 15,000 signatures - U.S. House: Partisan Candidates - 1,250, Independent Candidates - 3,500 - State Senate: Partisan Candidates - 1000 signatures, Independent Candidates - 3000 signatures - House of Representatives: Partisan Candidates 500 signatures - Independent Candidates: 1,500 signatures
  • Deadlines: Charter Amendments - First Round: NONE - Second Round: between two to four months after the First Round.
  • Constitutional Convention - Automatic every 20 years. 
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E-Democracy Legislation

Written by Nicolas Guillermo. Posted in New York Activism

E-Democracy Legislation

This legislation is by the New York group Lower Case D. This legislation could be redrafted for any city. If enacted, this amendment would require the city to provide a citizen tool to engage in creating deliberative propositions. The Activism Truth organization is also working on providing a resource that would accomplish the goals set out by this bill as an independent organization. Either way, to have the ability to have an open source system of "Quorum E-Democracy" where people can participate in learning and debating policy, and then put our group decisions to the legislators and as a contingency plan, on the ballot directly.

Using ActivismTruth.com