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April 25, 2022

New York Law Journal

“Anyone who travels is familiar with the “Hop On, Hop Off” buses that cruise the capitals of so many countries, providing the opportunity to easily get around a new city and see the major sites," Special Counsel Jerry Goldfeder writes for New York Law Journal. “In New York, the term is a good metaphor for how our ballot access rules should work, but do not.”

“It should be relatively easy for candidates to get on the ballot, and, if circumstances warrant, to remove one’s name,” Jerry adds. “After all, the voters should have a full panoply of choices, and, at the same time, should not be confused by having candidates on a ballot who are no longer actually competing. Instead, although the state’s laws have been liberalized over the years, there remain picayune requirements to earn a place on the ballot and difficult procedures for removing a candidate’s name from it.”

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April 25, 2022

New York Law Journal

“Anyone who travels is familiar with the “Hop On, Hop Off” buses that cruise the capitals of so many countries, providing the opportunity to easily get around a new city and see the major sites," Special Counsel Jerry Goldfeder writes for New York Law Journal. “In New York, the term is a good metaphor for how our ballot access rules should work, but do not.”

“It should be relatively easy for candidates to get on the ballot, and, if circumstances warrant, to remove one’s name,” Jerry adds. “After all, the voters should have a full panoply of choices, and, at the same time, should not be confused by having candidates on a ballot who are no longer actually competing. Instead, although the state’s laws have been liberalized over the years, there remain picayune requirements to earn a place on the ballot and difficult procedures for removing a candidate’s name from it.”

Click below to view a PDF copy of the full article.

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