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 (USAIVA)
United States of AmericaNational Purpose
IVA Goal: Build the bottom-up Internet structure needed for the nonpartisan ballot access movement to create open ballot access and open primary elections in every state. We are the 99%. Occupy elections.
The ultimate IVA purpose is to give all citizens equal political speech under federal election law and under election law in each of the fifty states. 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 independent and minor party candidates, minor political parties, and pro-reform referendum issues in each state. 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. Proactive citizenship, participation, will lead to government of, by, and for natural persons at the local, state, and national levels.
The USAIVA will support establishment of a cooperative IVA nonpartisan independent political party in each of the fifty states in agreement with state law in each state. IVA cooperative participants will circulate petitions in all Local IVA areas to provide ballot access for all qualified nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates for all national, state, and local elections for public office. IVA web pages will be established in every local electoral area to provide bottom-up communications and ballot access leadership for Local IVAs, State IVAs and the USAIVA. Complete and submit the USAIVA pdf-Participation Form to request your free no cost USAIVA.zip template. Create and manage the IVA state web pages for your state. (Complete and submit the OHIVA pdf-Participation Form to join the leadership team in Ohio. The free OHIVA.zip template is for persons who live in OH.)
State IVA will seek
nonpartisan independent and minor party cooperative candidates who seek
reasonable solutions for all political issues. The only
requirement for 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
IVA ballot access
as a cooperative political party will be obtained in each state when supported by growth in the number of IVA
participants. Continuous IVA ballot access will be maintained by petition or as
otherwise provided by the provisions of election law in each state.
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 IVA ballot access as a cooperative political party will be obtained in each state when supported by growth in the number of IVA participants. Continuous IVA ballot access will be maintained by petition or as otherwise provided by the provisions of election law in each state.
Continuous ballot access for all minor parties will be a required concurrent IVA petition goal in each state. IVA participants will work to place candidates on the ballot for local, State, and national offices (President, Vice President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative to Congress) from all minor parties in all fifty states. 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 officeholder will help to eliminate the pointless bipartisan power struggle that now prevents open clean elections at all levels. (Brief Purpose) (Top of Page)
All IVA cooperative candidates must support basic electoral and political reforms to return control of the political process to the American people.
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 state 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 candidates who will provide government of, by, and for natural persons.
Briefly, the IVA can build a cooperative nonpartisan independent political party structure to maintain open ballot access for all public offices with the least effort possible in each state. With state ballot access problems solved the nonpartisan ballot access movement can dedicate more time and effort toward the election of nonpartisan and minor party candidates who will represent every person in the nonpartisan voter majority. IVA cooperative candidates elected to public office on all levels will govern for the common good of all citizens.(Top of Page) (Your Voice)
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,
super majority can move toward a more democratic republic of, by, and for all the people of the United States.
Support your Local IVA.
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.
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 all fifty states. Model legislation must honor the equal protection provisions of the U.S. Constitution in both the letter and the spirit of the law.
USAIVA Pages Guide:
(Home Page) THIS PAGE USAIVA National Directory
(IVA Priority) Certify Petition Circulators
(Your Voice) Manage IVA Web Pages
(Your Voice) Meet ups, Coffees, and Speakers
(Petitions/Web Pages) Nonpartisan Presidential Candidates on State Ballots
(Nonpartisan Candidate) Can You Stand for Public Office? (Qualify at 18 yrs.) (Gen X, Y Invited)
(Your Privilege) Proactive Citizenship
(Directory) State IVA Home Pages
(Directory) State IVA Central Committees
(Download, Print) USAIVA 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) USAIVA Ballot Initiative Ideas Page
(usaiva at cs2pr.us) USAIVA Email
State IVA Web Pages
Local IVA Web Pages (County, Community, precinct, etc.)
We can elect
candidates who represent the economic
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