.............United States Presidential Election 2016................
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Neil J. Gillespie For President Of The United States
Government of the people, by the people, for the people
Neil J. Gillespie For President
Leadership in Times of Adversity
I was a write-in candidate in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Six more states do not require write-in candidates to file paperwork in advance of the election, see below.
Florida denied my write-in candidacy as untimely filed.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) 2016 Candidate Summary
- FEC Principal Campaign Committee ID: C00627810
- FEC Candidate ID: P60022993
Florida Division of Elections Candidate Tracking System database
Neil J. Gillespie for President Scribd
Florida Supreme Court Petition SC16-2031 Scribd
Court Order(s) missing from the
Florida Supreme Court docket
Order Of Dismissal - Leon County Circuit Court (Nov-15-2016)
In order to get on the ballot, a candidate for president of the United States must meet a variety of complex, state-specific filing requirements and deadlines. These regulations, known as ballot access laws, determine whether a candidate or party will appear on an election ballot. These laws are set at the state level. A presidential candidate must prepare to meet ballot access requirements well in advance of primaries, caucuses, and the general election.
There are three basic methods by which an individual may become a candidate for president of the United States.
1. An individual can seek the nomination of a political party. Presidential nominees are selected by delegates at national nominating conventions. Individual states conduct caucuses or primary elections to determine which delegates will be sent to the national convention.
2. An individual can run as an independent. Independent presidential candidates typically must petition each state to have their names printed on the general election ballot. For the 2016 presidential contest, it was estimated that an independent candidate would need to collect in excess of 880,000 signatures in order to appear on the general election ballot in every state.
3. An individual can run as a write-in candidate. In 34 states, a write-in candidate must file some paperwork in advance of the election. In nine states, write-in voting for presidential candidates is not permitted. The remaining states do not require write-in candidates to file paperwork in advance of the election.
The information presented here applies only to presidential candidates. For additional information about ballot access requirements for state and congressional candidates, see this article.
States that do not require write-in candidates to file paperwork in advance of the election.
State lawmakers have developed presidential ballot access procedures in an effort to prevent non-serious candidates from appearing on the ballot. Critics of these complex procedures contend that stringent ballot access requirements discourage candidate and voter participation in the electoral process.
Ballot Access News
Seven Presidential Candidates File to have Write-ins Counted in Florida Posted on July 18, 2016 by Richard Winger
Gillespie Notice PA ST DivElections writ[...]
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Paid political advertisement by Neil J. Gillespie for President, Committee ID: C00627810. Message approved by Neil J. Gillespie, Candidate ID P60022993. I am not accepting campaign money or contributions at this time. I am self-funding my write-in campaign.