Initial Publication: 01-01-01 Latest Revision: 03-18-17 rls
The Nonpartisan Ballot Access Movement
Open Ballot Access and Equal Political Speech
Independent Voters Alliance (hamcoOHIVA)
Hamilton County OH
Countywide Local Purpose
IVA Goal: Build the needed for the nonpartisan ballot access movement to . We are the 99%. Occupy elections.
ultimate IVA purpose is to give all citizens equal
political speech under federal
election law, Ohio election law, and local election law. IVA participants will
provide open ballot access and Election Day support for nonpartisan candidates and issues. The IVA will publish ballot access petitions. Published petitions, available for download, will be petitions for
minor political parties, and pro-reform referendum issues. Each IVA
circulator will choose which ballot access petitions to circulate. Successful petition efforts will
give voters more ballot choices to initiate governance from the bottom up. Active citizenship,
participation, will lead to
government of, by, and for
natural persons at the local, state, and national levels.
Hamilton County IVA
participants will provide free petition services to give ballot access to all qualified
nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates standing for local, state, and national offices in Hamilton County elections. Circulate petitions to give continuous statewide Ohio ballot access to
minor parties, including the cooperative IVA
political party. Circulate petitions to put important
referendum issues on Hamilton County (and Cincinnati) ballots to preserve liberty and justice for all in a more
democratic republic. Make information available to recruit
nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates for public office. If not you, who? If not now, when?
Hamilton County IVA participants will provide free petition services to give ballot access to all qualified nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates standing for local, state, and national offices in Hamilton County elections. Circulate petitions to give continuous statewide Ohio ballot access to minor parties, including the cooperative IVA nonpartisan independent political party. Circulate petitions to put important referendum issues on Hamilton County (and Cincinnati) ballots to preserve liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic. Make information available to recruit nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates for public office. If not you, who? If not now, when?
County IVA (County IVA Purpose — Home Page)
State IVA (Ohio IVA Purpose — Home Page)
National IVA (National IVA Purpose — Home Page)
Final Saturday of the Month Meeting
and Discussion: 1:00 pm
Date, location, directions, program/activities are updated on the 1st day of each month before the next meeting. (Date, Place) Attendance is not required for IVA participation. (Host your own IVA meet up? Manage your own IVA Web pages?) Dress is business casual.
At least one nonpartisan
bottom-up candidate will be at each IVA meeting. Candidate web page links, petitions, and contacts
are shown for all known Nonpartisan Independent and
Minor Party candidates on Hamilton County Ballots for local, state, and national public offices.
Go to the web page to meet other candidates on the
ballot who will represent you.
Hamilton County IVA Contacts, Phone, Email:
Hamilton County IVA Contacts, Phone, Email:
1st IVA Priority: Certify Petition Circulators. We certify Ohio petition circulators to correctly obtain valid signatures needed to get ballot access for nonpartisan and minor party candidates, all minor parties to include the cooperative IVA nonpartisan political party, and initiative/referendum issues. The basic rules to obtain valid petition signatures are simple and the same for all Ohio petitions.
With 100,000 IVA certified petition circulators initiative and referendum issues needing "100,000" valid signatures would require only four valid signatures if just 25% of IVA petition circulators chose to circulate a petition for the issue. Many issues would get to the ballot and voters would have the opportunity to "speak" on each issue. Also, valid signatures for independent candidates with "no party" would require only one or two valid signatures with as few as 5,000 IVA certified petition circulators across the state. For example, only 5,000 valid signatures are needed to put independent candidates for Governor, Statewide Ohio offices, U.S. President or U.S. Senator on the Ohio ballot. Signature requirements for ballot access to OH legislative offices are less. (Top of Page) (Your Voice)
Ohio Cooperative Party Ballot Access Numbers: Ten valid signatures from 5,000 petition circulators (50,000 valid signatures) are more than the number of valid signatures needed on minor party ballot access petitions in Ohio. Twenty times that number of petition circulators, 100,000, would lower the number of valid signatures needed per petition circulator to only one or two signatures. Signatures from a spouse and a neighbor can transform our world. Once we have 100,000 IVA certified motivated petition circulators, we can easily reform our Ohio political system. With as few as five thousand well-motivated petition circulators across the state of Ohio we can accomplish ballot access miracles.
Continuous Cooperative Ballot Access: Twenty signatures every two years from 5,000+ OHIVA petition circulators (100,000+ signatures) from friends, neighbors, and family will certify OHIVA ballot access for all future elections. Every legislative candidate using OHIVA ballot access will need just 25 valid signatures, not 1000s, for ballot access. Statewide candidates will need just 1000, not 5000 valid signatures. With ballot access assured, nonpartisan candidates can successfully compete with the bipartisan monopoly.
To participate in civic power you can be
IVA certified to circulate petitions in one hour, more or less.
Be a proactive ballot access petition circulator and Election Day participant to have a
voice in our governments.
Individual petition circulators choose the candidate, party, and issue petitions he/she wants to circulate. Petitions will be available to download as Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) files from IVA
web pages or other web pages whenever possible. PDF petition files can be opened and printed
on any printer using the
free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Little Effort — A Lot of Liberty
Individual petition circulators choose the candidate, party, and issue petitions he/she wants to circulate. Petitions will be available to download as Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) files from IVA web pages or other web pages whenever possible. PDF petition files can be opened and printed on any printer using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.(Numbers) (Top of Page)
A Little Effort — A Lot of Liberty
Each ballot access petition will have an active petition coordinator who will track valid signature collection efforts. Each local IVA can have a local goal for the number of valid local signatures needed to insure ballot access. If public soliciting of signatures is needed, which usually yields 80% or less valid signatures, a higher goal will be set for the total number of signatures needed to meet the valid petition signature goal. Ballot access depends entirely upon valid petition signature numbers. Success depends upon participation. (Top of Page) (Your Voice)
Active Petitions Page: Initiative issue petitions, such as Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), will be found on this page. Current local issue petitions will be accessed from each Local IVA ballot_access.html web page where the issue is on the ballot. Statewide issue petitions will be on each OHIVA ballot_access.html and all Local IVA ballot_access.html web pages published all over the state. Minor Party: Petitions to form new Ohio political parties can be accessed from the same Local IVA pages all over Ohio. The Green Party, the Independent Voters Alliance (OHIVA), the Libertarian Party, and others may circulate petitions to form minor Ohio political parties for one future election at a time. Initiative/Referendum issues on your Local ballot:
Petition Coordinator Contacts: Check progress on petitions you chose to circulate. Contacts are listed for candidate, party, and issue petitions currently in circulation.
Ohio Ballot Initiative Ideas: Any IVA participant can work with Local IVA web page managers to present initiative/referendum ideas. This IVA page contains recommended initiatives. Indicate your interest in specific ideas and support initiative activities.
IVA Priority: IVA Web Pages for Every Voting Precinct You can put in as much time as you like to manage IVA web pages for your community, precinct, town, county, or congressional district. Get a free OHIVA.zip template file on a Mini-CD or CD-R from any IVA Web Page Manager for material costs, under one dollar. The ZIP file includes all the easy instructions you will need to set up and manage your IVA web pages. Complete and submit the IVA pdf-Participation Form to join the Hamilton County leadership team. The free hamcoOHIVA.zip can be received by email. Create and Manage IVA web pages for your Local Community or Electoral Area where you live and vote.
Ballot access petitions will be available on IVA web pages and other web pages for use by nonpartisan independent citizens. Freedom is participation in power.
Be an active petition circulator and Election Day participant.
Be a proactive Citizen in your voting precinct.
A Little Effort — A Lot of Liberty
Welcome to the nonpartisan ballot access movement.
Local IVA Pages Guide:
(Home Page) THIS PAGE Hamilton County OHIVA
(IVA Priority) Certify Petition Circulators
(Your Voice) Manage IVA Web Pages
(Your Voice) Meet ups, Coffees, and Speakers
(MEETING) (Saturday) (Monthly) (Not Required)
(Petitions/Web Pages) Nonpartisan Candidates on Your Ballot
(Initiative/Party) Active Petitions
(Nonpartisan Candidate) Can You Stand for Public Office? (Qualify at 18 yrs.) (Gen X, Y Issues)
(Your Privilege) Proactive Citizenship
(Directory) Countywide Local IVA Home Page Links
(Directory) Precinct Local IVA Home Page Links
(Download, Print) Local IVA Documents
(A Civics100 Lesson) Political ID Card
(Links to Learning) Study Hall, Today's Politics
(Positive, Creative Blogs) Sounding Board (Improve the Politics We Live With)
(Referenda) Ohio Ballot Initiative Ideas Page
(Ohio Income Tax Credit) $50 for your Political Use
(hamco at cs2pr.us) Local IVA Email
(Directory) OHIVA Central Committee (Members Needed — Your Voice?)
IVA Home Page Links
IVA Home Page
IVA Home Page
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