Rhode Island Ballot Access: Generally and Specifically
Add ballot inaccessibility to the list of Rhode Island’s dubious distinctions. With its requirement that a new party collect signatures from 5% of registered voters, Rhode Island is in a four way tie for dead last in this category.
[Insert the well known list of Rhode Island’s problems directly attributable to poor managment.] But with this track record, it’s understandable that the powers-that-be wouldn’t want to make it easy for citizens to change managers.
Speaking of which, what’s the name of the party that controls the electoral process and pretty much everything else in Rhode Island? Ah, yes. In name, anyway, if not in values legislated.
Petitioners for the Moderate Party will be collecting signatures at the Warwick Mall this afternoon until 6:00 pm if you’re in the area.