Independent Voters Alliance (hamcoOHIVA)
State of Ohio
IVA Priority: Manage
Local IVA Web Pages
Concepts of IVA Organization:
Local IVA is published with a set of State IVA and USAIVA web pages in
addition to the Local IVA web pages published by each Local IVA web page
The duplication of State IVA and USAIVA web pages on all Local IVAs
increases free bandwidth capacity to provide public access to all
published State and National IVA web pages at no cost. Contact with each Local IVA will be
through email addressed to the Acting Local IVA Chairperson indicated on
each Local IVA page. Contact with the OHIVA
will be through email addressed to the Interim Acting Chairperson indicated on
OHIVA web page. Local IVA and OHIVA organizational goals will be reached
when there is a Local IVA published for every County and precinct in Ohio
(over 11,000), with a minimum of 9 IVA certified petition circulators in
local precinct (over 110,000 statewide OH IVA participants/leaders).
Local, State and national headquarters are located on the computer, tablet and
cell phone desktops of
Local IVA web page managers.
Acting state chairpersons and officers will be elected when the OHIVA has an acting
Central Committee in place that satisfies Ohio state law pertaining to
Minor parties with ballot access. All OHIVA certified petition
circulators and web page managers will have one instant runoff vote in the
nominating process and in the election of all acting OHIVA officers.
USAIVA Co-chairs, one man and
one woman, will be
elected when a majority of the fifty States have an acting State IVA Central
Committee established that complies with the election law of each home state.
All Local IVA web page managers and IVA certified petition circulators in the
qualified states will have
one instant runoff vote to nominate and elect all national
USAIVA officers, and to nominate and select cooperative Presidential candidates. The USAIVA will never
establish any permanent state or national standing committees. The nonpartisan
independent majority needs a loose alliance of State IVAs to secure a democratic
republic for the benefit of all future U.S. citizens.
When the point is reached
that State IVAs have ballot access in enough states to potentially win the
Presidency in the Electoral College, the State IVAs with ballot access will form
a national nominating committee to select cooperative USAIVA Presidential and
Vice Presidential candidates. Both candidates will need to appear on one
petition in each of the fifty states. Both nominations must be made and
confirmed by instant runoff vote at the same
time. IVA Presidential
ballot access petition efforts will begin in all fifty states several months
the start of the Presidential Election Year.
only purpose of the USAIVA after fifty state IVAs have been established, will be
the nomination of IVA Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. The
candidates will be confirmed by instant runoff vote at least a full year before the
date of the
Presidential General Election. The identity of the IVA
Presidential Candidates will be made public nearly a full year before the
bipartisan Presidential candidates are confirmed at the bipartisan Presidential
conventions, just a few months prior to the November Presidential Election. The IVA Presidential candidates will
be known for over one year for voter consideration and comparison to the
bipartisan and other minor party candidates. The moderate silent majority can
elect a nonpartisan President.
IVAs will support Constitutional National public policy determined by the U.S.
Government through the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Executive branch, when led by a
properly elected President and Congress. Bipartisan national political parties
have inherent conflicts of interest that prevent reasonable development of
public policies that support life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all
U.S. citizens. You and me. Bottom-up Local IVA influence will make open clean elections
and clean government possible to provide for the common good of our people.
Local IVA Web
Page Manager —
for Open Ballot
Access and Equal Political Speech
IVA and State IVA Equal Political Speech Web Sites
(Top of Page) (Priority)
You must agree to the
terms of the contract or you can not be an IVA web
page manager. The only financial obligation required of each web page manager is
to supply the work hours required (sweat equity) to edit/publish/manage Local IVA web pages where the IVA web page manager lives. The license is needed to maintain the IVA as an
populist nonpartisan voter resource. The license protects the IVA from commercial exploitation and protects the "brand-name" integrity
of IVA web pages. Conformity in design will also facilitate easy updates of
Local, State and USAIVA pages as needed. Each new web page manager will make the
OHIVA.zip and USAIVA.zip
files freely available to all populist nonpartisans
interested in managing Local IVA web pages under terms of the license agreement.
Get familiar with
the IVA web page files you will edit, publish and manage.
The files are
located in an OHIVA.zip file emailed to you as a free attachment or
on the Free Tools
Mini-CD or CD-R available
any IVA Web Page Manager for
under one dollar. There needs to be a
large distribution of IVA.zip files. For example, there are 11,366 voter
precincts in Ohio. IVA participants will eventually publish IVA web pages for each
voter precinct in all fifty states. (The USAIVA.zip file is on all
Free Tools CDs to use to create the "State" and
"Local" IVA pages for states where no
IVA is established.)
An IVA_Web_Pages_Function.pdf lists the function and name of each page within the overall IVA design concept.
Web pages for each Local IVA electoral jurisdiction will be in three IVA web page directories. One directory
each for a set of Local, State, and USAIVA web pages plus the graphics files used
within each set of pages. Each of the directories contain
"*.html" files of the same name for page functions
as needed in each of the three
directories, "local," "state" and "usaiva." A
"/pdf/" directory stores IVA Adobe Acrobat support documents for
download and free distribution by IVA participants.
Software: Determine the html editor software you will use to edit the pages.
file gives detailed instructions on how to edit files to be published on your Internet
domain. Details relating to html language for
"visitor" counters, and other special features are included. There is
cost-free way to do nearly everything.
Account: Choose the Internet domain where you will publish your IVA web
pages. Web page managers will use a personally owned domain or a domain owned by
another IVA participant who is willing to share costs or provide free space
to publish additional Local IVAs. One objective is to minimize Internet costs for each Local IVA web
page manager. IVA web pages can be located on a domain hosted on a Turbify.Com Web
Hosting account. (Comments)
Each web hosting account provides "unlimited" Internet Disc Space and
monthly use of bandwidth, data transfer capacity. Each Local IVA uses about six MB of
space for all web pages and support files. I used under
nine MB for all of my web page applications for several years. The web hosting
account is more than adequate to publish and manage several Local IVAs for
several Local IVA web page managers and to publish several model election
campaigns for public office. The location where you publish your Local IVA
pages is up to you. You can buy or share an appropriate domain name. Search
for available domain names:
Use and share the domain you buy, or use authorized space on a domain owned
and shared by other IVA participants. Search "domain names,
purchase" and "webhosting, free" to study options.
Comparison shop domains and hosting at GoDaddy! as one option.
OH Local IVA:
Select the Ohio
County, Ohio Public Office,
or National Public Office that your OH
web pages will serve. All County Local IVA "IVAlocals.html"
links pages show countywide tables of all potential Local IVA electoral
districts, political subdivisions, public offices, and precincts located
in the County. A Local IVA links page, "IVAprecincts.html," will be added to show extensive precinct
tables where needed in very populous Counties with large metropolitan areas.
New IVA web page managers can choose to manage any unpublished Local IVA
where they legally reside. The Local, State, and USAIVA directories
published in each Local IVA contain an IVAlocals.html
links page. The "State" "IVAlocals.html"
links page shows tables with links to all potential Local IVAs for
counties/ statewide offices/and Congressional offices in the state. The
links page shows a fifty state table with links to published State IVA web pages. Many
leadership opportunities are available to you in
the IVA. All Local IVA links shown on "IVAlocals.html"
links pages will contain phone and Email contact information for acting
Local, State, and USAIVA chairpersons.
County IVAs: A County IVA is the first Local IVA
created in each new IVA County. All other Local IVAs within each County IVA
use the same "IVAlocals.html"
pages created to provide Local IVA links tables for the new County.
Each County Board of Election can supply the complete list of electoral
districts/political subdivisions/public offices/and electoral precincts needed
to create complete Countywide links tables to show all active Local IVA links in the County. All active Local IVAs in the same County will contain the
same tables of Local IVA links on the same two pages. The two pages provide a
public list of Local IVAs in the County for new people to contact to
become active in the creation of a clean political system with open ballot
new Local IVA web pages immediately with an "Under Review for
Compliance with Local and State Law" notice placed at the top of each
"local" page. Organization and participation
can proceed while the pages are edited to conform to political and legal
jurisdictions in the County and the Local IVA area. The
County IVA web page manager who creates these two very
important template pages, will also create a County
IVA.zip template, and be
the Interim County
Chair in the new IVA county.
State IVAs: If you are creating the first County IVA in
your State, the first "Local" and "State" pages will
additional edits to conform to the laws of the new state. This task should
involve advice from seasoned political activists and/or competent legal advice
from an attorney familiar with election law in the new state. Publish the
new State IVA web pages immediately with an "Under Review for
Compliance with State Law" notice placed at the top of each
"Local" and "State" page. Organization and participation
can proceed while the pages are edited to conform to the political and legal
conditions that must be confronted in the new State. The USAIVA.zip
file is used to create each new State IVA. The first County IVA pages published
and edited to completely conform to state law in the new state will become the
model Local IVA with "model local pages" and "model state
pages" links shown in the "IVA Pages Guide" list on all "state" pages published in the new state. The
Local IVA web page manager who creates the model "State" pages will create the
IVA.zip template, and be
the Interim State Chair.
Page Edit Guidelines: Edit the appropriate hyperlinks on all
of your html pages to contain your Internet account name and to interact with
related web pages managed by other Local IVA web page managers. Edit all text
to show the name of your local and state web pages. Use the "find,
replace" feature of your edit program. My first edit program was MS Word
7. My current edit program is MS Expression. The latter gives much more control
over page appearance, and has more functions to edit, design and create pages. The edits needed to publish the IVA pages "as is" are confined to
simple text edits and hyperlink edits. A "batch
text editor" can be
used to do simple edits on all html pages in one or more selected directories.
No major design changes are necessary. We may want to keep the same appearance
on all IVA pages to have the same "brand-name look" on all IVA
web pages. For Local IVAs within each state, the only edits to "USAIVA"
and "State" pages will be to edit all IVA hyperlinks so they contain
"domain/IVALocal" address and to
your local web page manager contact line near the bottom of every
"Local," "State" and "USAIVA" page. As few as two
batch edits are needed.
Your Web Pages: This is simply uploading IVA web pages to
"your Internet address." Once uploaded, in a matter of minutes, your IVA web
pages are published on the Internet. All new State and Local
IVA web pages are published with the "Under Review for Compliance with
Local Law" notice published at the top of each web page in the "local"
directories. Your IVA managed web pages will include your IVA leadership
biography that you create. Every IVA leader will create and publish a
"Leader1_bio.html" with the IVA pages they manage.
Inspire others to lead with your reasons for becoming an IVA leader. Co-chairs
will also publish a leader bio.html page.
Manage and update less than
4 Mb of html pages. Keep the pages updated with
meeting information (local Meeting.html),
nonpartisan candidate information, and Adobe Acrobat
ballot access petitions for download and use by IVA certified petition circulators. Minor party and initiative petitions are shown on "Ballot_Access.html"
pages. Nonpartisan candidate web
page and petition links are shown on "Non_partisan.html"
to learning: List links to
local web pages that share Local IVA goals for political transformation and
that provide election information. Add links to "Local_Links.html,"
pages to cover nonpartisan politics in the Local IVA area.
Create and maintain
a database of IVA certified Petition Circulators who participate in your
"Local IVA" web page area. Use the database to maintain an Email
list and Facebook pages to publish IVA news and activities related to nonpartisan candidates
and referendum petition campaigns seeking ballot access on the ballot in your
Local IVA web page area.
Post and Maintain
updated information on all
populist nonpartisan and minor party candidates on the ballot in your web
page area. You
may delegate a page or pages to other participants to keep pages and
information up to date. Seek help as
needed. Other participants can research and maintain needed information.
Share your ballot
access goals and triumphs with others. Inspire other participants to establish
web pages so the OH IVA and other State IVAs can grow to reach the goal of
Local IVA web pages for every voter precinct, county, and electoral district in
every state. During the growth phase, the OH IVA will certify 100,000 IVA
petition circulators to work for populist nonpartisan ballot access and
governance in Ohio. The nationwide goal is
ten IVA certified petition circulators in every precinct in every state.
Elections: Our efforts will
elect clean nonpartisan public office holders to govern for our people in
democratic republic. Clean nonpartisan leaders will not serve the narrow bipartisan
two-party system or the special interests that now dictate public policy.
Acting USAIVA Co-Chair
IVA Proactive Voter Movement participants will reform our political system from the
bottom-up with work done on our computer, tablet and smartphone desktops. Yours and mine.
Millions of desktops. Large numbers
of Local IVA web page managers and IVA certified ballot access Petition
Circulators will take the corrupt public office monopoly away from bipartisan career incumbents.
We will end the corrupt 150-year-old D & R two-party incumbent closed
re-election monopoly. Occupy elections. Unite America. Save democracy.
nonpartisan ballot access petitions and information will be available anywhere Local
IVA ballot access web pages are published on the Internet. IVA Certified ballot access petition circulators will
obtain valid petition signatures to put more candidates, parties, and
issues on the ballot in each state. Each State IVA will issue a certificate for each
"IVA Certified Petition Circulator." Local IVA web page managers will receive a well earned
"Local IVA Web Page Manager" certificate when their Local IVA web pages are
published on the Internet in their Local IVA community.
Fix Democracy: Open Final Five Primary Elections followed by
RCV General Elections will ensure election of every candidate by a minimum 50%
proactive voter majority. Every voter will have confidence that his/her vote
is/was considered in every election on their ballots. Election of every
candidate to public office, achieved by all Local voters, will lead to
government of, by and for the people. You and me. We are the 99.999%! We are a super majority who can elect nonpartisan candidates we
choose to every
public office. Confidence in our elections and our institutions will be
restored. Unite America. Save democracy.
Up to you.
of Page) (Your
Pages for every Voting Precinct THIS
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 on a Mini-CD or CD-R
from any IVA Web Page
Manager for material costs,
under one dollar. The ZIP template includes all the easy
instructions you will need to set up and manage your IVA web
and submit the
Leadership Form to join the
leadership team in Ohio. Get your free
Manage IVA web pages for
IVA Leader Page
of Page) (Your
Occupy elections. Vote
against two-party career incumbents! Use ballot access petitions to Participate in
a proactive petition circulator and Election Day participant.
a proactive citizen in your voting precinct.
Little Effort. A Lot of Liberty
to the populist nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement.
Interim Acting Male Co-Chair, OHIVA,
(Your Voice) OHIVA
attend a Meet-up
at Your Home or Dorm on Zoom
IVA Leader Page Zoom Occupy Bad
News. Voter Apathy
Pages Not All Updated
Priority) Certify Petition Circulators
PAGE Manage Local IVA Web Pages
Meet ups, Coffees, and Speakers
Nonpartisan Candidates on Ohio Ballots
(Initiative/Party) Active Petitions
Candidate) Can You Stand for Public Office? (Qualify at 18 yrs.) (Gen X, Y Issues)
Privilege) Proactive Citizenship
(Directory) Ohio Local IVA Home
Ohio IVA Central Committee (Members Needed — Your Voice?)
Civics100 Lesson) Political ID Card
to Learning) Study Hall, Today's Politics
Creative Blogs) Sounding
Board (Improve the Politics We Live With)
Ohio Ballot Initiative Ideas Page
(Ohio Income Tax Credit) $50 for your Political Use
Model State IVA Web Pages
Access) Ohio IVA
Model Local IVA Web Pages (County, Community,
Hamilton County OH
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IVA Home Page
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IVA Home Page
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Ballot Access for the Populist
Minor Party Voters Welcome!
New Voters, Too!
We can elect candidates who represent the
interests shared by 99.999% of our citizens. Not the 0.001 of 1.0%!
Main Street. Not Wall Street Billionaires!
We Are The 99.999%!
Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote!
Free Political Tools
IVA Leader Page
Bad News. Voter Apathy
pages created and developed by
Richard L. Stevenson
to link on other web pages is given provided notice
is given to the
Independent Voters Alliance (USAIVA)
Please use "IVA Link
Notice" as the Email subject.
We seek links to nonpartisan political web
and developed by RLS Design
Common Sense II Political Reforms
by Richard L. Stevenson
IVA Leader Page
On Web Page Location:
corporate takeover, Yahoo! decided to close GeoCities in late 2009.
The first IVA strategy for publishing Free IVA web pages on GeoCities was gone. No free or
GeoCities Plus accounts
could be opened after the
announcement was made. The culture of a large corporation killed the socially responsible "free web page"
spirit of former Yahoo! owners. The new business model leaves less incentive
to provide for low cost web pages to encourage innovation and creativity. Greed closed
one Internet road to low cost entrepreneurial startups. It seems to me
competition will keep the cost of web page accounts at a moderate level.
If not, we can move to other locations.
Your Own Domain and
Hosting Account: A
Yahoo Web Hosting account could be used to publish a number of Local IVAs. A
domain costs from $0.99 to $15.99. My "cs2pr.us" domain cost $9.99
from Yahoo and $8.99 from Go-Daddy.com. I paid $59.88 at $4.99 per month for the
first year of Yahoo! web hosting. Yahoo includes my domain in the price
for web hosting. I own the domain name and my account will be renewed on an annual basis
by Yahoo at that price for the first five years! The next bill and year will
cost about $120 for web hosting for the entire sixth year.
I can decide to pay
the domain fee on my own at any time and move my pages to any web host I choose. Some may
cost less than Yahoo! or about the same. Competition will keep the monthly fee
down. I own the domain name and can use it for as long as I continue to pay the
annual ownership fee. I can sell the domain to the highest bidder. I own it. I
can keep it as long as I retain ownership by paying the original annual
recommend Yahoo! Web Hosting for your Local IVA. You can use your domain
to publish a number of Local IVAs with access provided for each specific IVA web
page manager. Costs can be shared by several Local IVA page managers. You could publish
your Local IVA on a domain owned by another IVA person or on a domain owned by
for your domain. Or share a domain. Or use a domain you already own.
Above, Paragraph #5.)
Web Page Procedure:
All of the IVA web pages
were originally written and edited in the MS Word 7 html editor. I switched to MS Front
Page (June 2002) as the editor of my choice. I was a 58-year-old novice self taught on AOL
Hometown web hosting and then putting IVA pages up on
(Ceased to exist in March 2019),
Yahoo's free web space, up to 15 Mb. I do keep
learning as I go. I could still use some expert help from the computer
generations. My high school friend, Jim Reed, has been a tremendous help in my
discovery of Front Page and in learning editing pathways I did not know existed.
Jim is a computer pro.
March 2003 I paid $4.95 per month for GeoCities Plus to be rid of all the pop-up ads on my pages.
The monthly fee also raised the storage from 15MB to 500MB, and the "bandwidth" or data transfer limit
was increased from 3GB to 25GB per month. This was a
definite improvement for a fairly reasonable price, $59.40 per year. (Increased
to $6.95 per month, $83.40 per year, in October 2008. The policy change was due to
a merger and new management. It was the prelude to the end for Free GeoCities
My account, "dist1oh,"
included several hundred web pages under development for personal and political
projects over the years since 1996. The
monthly fee removed the distraction and irritation of pop-up ads from my pages
for every page access by a visitor to my pages. One project still is the design
of Model Public Office election
campaign materials and pages, to provide a totally free template for use by all
moderate nonpartisan candidates. For your
single-purpose Local IVA web pages, a free Local IVA directory on a domain owned
by another IVA participant may be all you need to manage your
web pages. The lack of pop-up ads is nice. You can own your own domain later if
you want to upgrade your personal Internet presence. For example, if you manage political campaign pages you may see an upgrade
as necessary to manage all the pages you publish.
With the above
exceptions, it seems to me
the whole IVA operation can be run for very low
shared with innumerable IVA participants. Very low cost with IVAs up and running in all 50 states. I
donate all of my time for free. And I see the IVA as
composed entirely of participants
who donate a little time and pocket change to the populist independent ballot access movement.
Your youthful energy is much needed to transform our world. The future belongs to the young and the future will be
created by the young.
can be completed within days or weeks with each
participating IVA Petition Circulator getting just one to ten signatures.
Nonpartisan candidates and minor parties will
then have energy and time to campaign for public office. We will change our political
system from a bipartisan two-party monopoly dictatorship to a nonpartisan
independent political system. Our headquarters are on our computer desktops and
the Internet. We will have a more democratic
Acting OHIVA Co-Chair