Initial Publication: 01-01-01 Latest Revision: 05-03-17 rls
The Nonpartisan Ballot Access Movement
Open Ballot Access and Equal Political Speech
Independent Voters Alliance (hamcoOHIVA)
State of Ohio
IVA Goal: Build the needed for the nonpartisan ballot access movement to . We are the 99%. Occupy Elections.
The ultimate IVA purpose is to give all citizens equal political speech under federal election law and under Ohio election law. IVA participants will accomplish ballot access for and Election Day support of nonpartisan candidates and issues. The IVA will publish ballot access petitions. Published petitions, available for download, will be petitions for independent and minor party candidates, minor political parties, and pro-reform referendum issues. Each IVA certified petition 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.
The Ohio IVA will support establishment of a
independent political party with an acting Central Committee composed
of one man and one woman from each U.S. Congressional District, for minor or intermediate party status, or one man and one woman from each Ohio
county for major party status, in accordance with Ohio law. IVA web
pages will be established in every county and local electoral area in Ohio to provide communications and
ballot access leadership for
every IVA participant. Complete
and submit the
Form to join the
leadership team in Ohio. Get your free
Manage IVA web pages for
where you live.
The Ohio IVA will consistently seek nonpartisan independent and minor party cooperative candidates who seek reasonable solutions for all political issues. The only requirement of all IVA participants and IVA candidates for public office is support for our democratic republic. Liberty, justice, and a more democratic republic are constant IVA goals.
Success depends upon participation by large numbers of nonpartisan independents, who are a super majority, as IVA web page managers and as IVA certified petition circulators. The average IVA participant would need to donate ten to twenty hours of public service time per year to transform our political system. Liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic is the overall IVA goal.
Continuous ballot access as a cooperative political party will be obtained for the IVA in Ohio when supported by growth in the number of IVA participants. Continuous IVA ballot access will be maintained either by petition or by obtaining the necessary percentage of votes in Presidential and Gubernatorial elections as provided by Ohio law.
Continuous Ohio ballot access for all minor parties will be a required concurrent IVA petition goal. The Ohio IVA will work to place candidates for local, State and national offices (President, Vice President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative to Congress) from all minor parties on all Ohio ballots. Each IVA cooperative participant, individual voter or minor party, will then decide which Presidential pair, and other candidates, to vote for or endorse, as the nonpartisan candidate most likely to win each public office. Each nonpartisan independent and minor party public office holder will help to eliminate the pointless bipartisan power struggle that now prevents open clean elections at all levels.
All IVA cooperative candidates must support basic electoral and political reforms to return control of the political process to the people of Ohio.
Candidates: Each IVA cooperative candidate, usually one per public office, could be a nonpartisan independent candidate with a well-defined individual platform on issues. If not, an IVA cooperative candidate can choose to run his/her campaign on the well-defined platform of one or more of the minor parties, such as Green, Independence, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform, or We the People parties — in alphabetical order.
Nonpartisan independents and minor parties using IVA ballot access will agree to choose one cooperative candidate from all possible candidates to stand for any specific public office, especially on the state and local levels. Other promising cooperative candidates will choose to run for another office where an IVA cooperative candidate is needed to provide an alternative to the monopoly bipartisan two-party system. All endorsed candidates will be selected to provide the best-qualified candidate for every public office in every election.
In the event the IVA cooperative nonpartisan independent political party has actual ballot access and can field a full set of candidates for public office, and there is still more than one IVA candidate standing for the office(s), the IVA will participate in primary elections as provided by Ohio law to elect one candidate from two or more IVA candidates to stand for each public office in the November general elections.
One central IVA cooperative guiding principle is to provide opposition and alternatives to the monopoly bipartisan two-party system in order to win local, state and national level public office with nonpartisan and minor party candidates who will provide government of, by, and for natural perspons.
can build a
nonpartisan independent political party
structure to maintain open ballot access for all public offices in Ohio with
the least effort possible. With ballot access problems solved the
nonpartisan ballot access movement can dedicate more time and effort toward
the election of nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates who will represent every
person in the nonpartisan
Voter Majority. IVA
cooperative candidates elected to public office will govern for the common
good of all citizens.
Briefly, the OHIVA can build a cooperative nonpartisan independent political party structure to maintain open ballot access for all public offices in Ohio with the least effort possible. With ballot access problems solved the nonpartisan ballot access movement can dedicate more time and effort toward the election of nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates who will represent every person in the nonpartisan Voter Majority. IVA cooperative candidates elected to public office will govern for the common good of all citizens.(Top of Page) (Your Voice) (Open Access)
The nonpartisan ballot access movement can become strong enough to overcome the bipartisan (two-party) left/right stranglehold on our political process. Divided, the nonpartisan Voter Majority will continue to be factional and marginal. Together, the nonpartisan super majority can move toward a more democratic republic of, by, and for all the people of the State of Ohio. Support your Local IVA. (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.
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 active as a 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.
Legislation: Develop and promote model legislation for ballot access and election laws for use in Ohio and throughout the fifty states. Model legislation must honor the equal protection provisions of the Ohio and the U.S. Constitutions in both the letter and the spirit of the law.
(A Civics100 Lesson) PDF File: Political
OHIVA Pages Guide:
(Home Page) THIS PAGE OHIVA State Directory
(IVA Priority) Certify Petition Circulators
(Your Voice) Manage IVA Web Pages
(Your Voice) Meet ups, Coffees, and Speakers
(Petitions/Web Pages) Nonpartisan Candidates on Ohio Ballots
(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) Ohio Local IVA Home Pages
(Directory) Ohio IVA Central Committee (Members Needed — Your Voice?)
(Download, Print) Ohio 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
(ohiva at cs2pr.us) OHIVA Email
Model State IVA Web Pages
(Ballot Access) THIS PAGE OHIVA
Model Local IVA Web Pages (County, Community, precinct,
IVA Home Page
IVA Home Page Links
IVA Home Page
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