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  • Petitioned California Secretary of State Debra Bowen

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California Secretary of State Debra Bowen

Bring back our Write-In Votes!

    1. Petition by

      Greg Jan

      Oakland, CA

The November 6, 2012 election will mark the first time in California history that our choice of casting general election write-in votes for U.S. Congress or State Legislature will have been taken away from us, the voters. This is truly an affront to the idea of democracy and free choice -- to not even have the option to write-in an alternative candidate, even when both of the candidates on the ballot are from the same political party that I, as an individual voter, happen to strongly disagree with!

If you are disgusted by this state of affairs and a rigged election system, please sign this petition! You may also enter the write-in vote(s) that you would have cast, as follows:
1. enter the office & district you want to vote for (example: State Senate, District 14).
2. enter the name of the person you'd like to vote for (example: Jack London)



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Burt Griswold LONG BEACH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This problem compromises the voting process and amounts to massive fraud on the voters.

    • Robert Cohen LONG BEACH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      California has a list of approved write in candidates, which implies those votes would be counted. If those votes are not counted, why bother separating unauthorized write in from authorized write ins? Please publsh the vote totals of all write in candidates.

    • David Santamaria OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      What if I don't like the candidates on the ballot and believe someone not officially listed could do a better job?

    • Bernadette Balics DAVIS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need alternatives to the two dominant party candidates. This is what democracy looks like.

    • Nicholas Pierotti LAWRENCE, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      This only allows us to vote for the fat cats who can buy the top slots


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