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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Tennessee on
Q: Where is the statute that majority party candidates are listed first on TN’s general election?

I was told by TN Secretary of State office that majority party candidates are listed first on general election ballots. I cannot find the legal justification for this. Can you direct me to it? Thank you

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Sep 25, 2020

TCA § 2-5-208

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: How can I place an item to be voted on in a city?

I would like to change the laws of the municipality by placing it on the ballot for the upcoming elections.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 14, 2020

You must find out whether your city has a process for petitioning to place a referendum on the ballot (also called initiative petition), and if so, what the petition requirements are (method, number of signatures needed, time restrictions, etc.). I would start out by calling the City Clerk's... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Election Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Are you required to pay your employer back for something when you never signed a contract saying you would?

My employer paid for the license for the position he hired me for. I am now moving to another office due to moving and he is making me pay him back but I never signed any contract stating I had to pay him back for said license.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 5, 2020

Rather than be concerned about whether you should have to repay your employer you should be more concerned about being terminated if you refuse. Florida employers can terminate employees at any time for any reason.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Florida on
Q: DMV says I need a birth certificate to get photo ID, DOH says I need photo ID for birth certificate. What should I do?

My driver's license is expired. I tried renewing online and was told I needed to show a copy of my birth certificate. I do not have a "valid" copy of a birth certificate. For those who are not aware, the Florida DMV is currently in the same state of collapse as most of their other... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 4, 2020

Are you indicating that you have neither? How old are you?

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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What would be the best way to address an HOA election dispute in PA?

It was brought to my attention that one of the previous board members who has now been re-elected for another term was in fact in violation of our rules and regulations prior to the nomination period being closed, which would be a direct contradiction of the amendments that they (previous board)... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 1, 2020

The HOA bylaws govern what procedure you should take. How much are you willing to spend on attorneys fees to fight this?

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How do I lobby by myself? How do I push forward a bill that needs to be passed?
Kevin Christopher Murphy
Kevin Christopher Murphy answered on Jan 29, 2020

Contact your local County Bar Association and secure guidance from their Legislative Committee. We are submitting a Proposal for consideration, and have found the San Diego County Bar's Legis. Comm. to be extremely helpful in guiding/assisting our office. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Election Law and Employment Discrimination for Maryland on
Q: I interviewed for a position that is a step above my current job. The woman that was hired has no experience

She is the president of the Board and as such was the appointing authority for the director who conducted the interviews. There is a close personal relationship between the two. Do I have any recourse?

Joseph D. Allen
Joseph D. Allen answered on Jan 29, 2020

There isn't generally a civil cause of action for nepotism or conflict of interest for an aggrieved employee. Depending on who the employer is, there might be an internal grievance procedure. Or, if it can be established that there was discrimination against the employee on the basis of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Texas on
Q: Can an HOA Board inform of opening seats establishing the years of service for each to maintain the staggered terms?

HOA Elections are coming. 3 seats will be available. Because 1 person is stepping down, some recommend new person elected should just work to complete the term. Does new members' right to a 3-year service prevail or should staggered terms be prioritized?

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 13, 2020

The by-laws typically control how board members serve so they would control. Usually if a member resigns mid-term then the person replacing them would only serve out the remainder of that term. Staggered terms are in the best interest of the HOA.

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Georgia on
Q: If I wear a campaign tshirt for a 2020 candidate while voting in 2019, is that electioneering or otherwise improper?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 28, 2019

Yes, it is improper. In the state of Georgia, voters are not permitted to wear campaign related materials, and T-shirts are considered “materials.” It will not matter that you are wearing a shirt for a 2020 candidate and voting in 2019.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Election Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Q: If a government official is arrested for and convicted of a dui, is that an impeachment or grounds for one?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 27, 2019

A DUI in NJ is a motor vehicle offense not a crime

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Constitutional Law and Election Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can a dui arrest be an impeachment?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 27, 2019

An impeachment for what. I suggest reposting your question with more information

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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Looking to see the Voter Registration List from a Homeowners Association election.

I am a member of Property Owners Association Suissevale, Inc (POASI) in Moultonborough, NH and would like to see the voter registration list. Are they obligated to release this info if a written request was submitted to the office? Suissevale is a Home Owners Association located in... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Sep 2, 2019

Voters lists are public. Go to the town office where the voter checklist is kept. In Manchester, the voters lists are in a lobby for anyone to look through. Your town may have the same setup -but they are public documents open for anyone to look through.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Election Law for California on
Q: What would the corrective be to all the actions resulting from a presidency gained through fraudulent means?

If Trump is found to have gained the presidency as a result of welcoming the help of Russian active measures, the release of stolen DNC documents, breaking campaign finance law, in essence defrauding voters, making him an illegitimate president -- wouldn’t that also make the VP, the First Lady,... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 22, 2019

Those are political questions, not legal questions

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Q: how do I be a part of the senate in the state of Georgia in 2019?

I am a 29 year civilian ga resident in the state of ga.

I will be 30 years old in the next two months in August. What do I have to do? I have been a local resident in the city of Decatur for 10 years.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

in most states you petition to get on the ballot. Contact the Ga.Secretary of State's office. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Oklahoma on
Q: If you reside in the zipcode of a city in Oklahoma, and not in the city proper, do you get a vote in city elections?

There is a Mayoral election upcoming and there is a lack of clarity on who is allowed to vote in it.

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 6, 2019

Check your city's municipal code. Your city's municipal code will tell who can vote in city elections, and who can't.

Some Oklahoma cities publish their codes online at www.municode.com

See if your city's code is there.

If your city's code is not on...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Election Law for New Jersey on
Q: I was forced off a public sidewalk by a sitting elected town council person while viewing a public event. My recourse?

A currently elected and serving elected town council person ordered me from a sidewalk in front of his store during a public event, parade. The reason he made the order is simply that we have different point of view on how government is run and he does not like me. I was in the peaceful act of... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 5, 2019

Best to speak to a civil rights lawyer rather than a criminal lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Election Law for Florida on
Q: Can I demand to see the results of a ballot scan after voting?

I live in Florida. We have paper ballots that are scanned by a machine when submitted. During the midterm elections, I asked the person administering the scanning machine if I could see the electronic results after I submitted my paper ballot. There had been several reports nation-wide of voting... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 7, 2018

The poll workers cannot access the votes, and there would be no way to confirm how you voted, since all votes are anonymous. You can check ALL recorded votes by submitting a public records request to your county elections department. After a certain point in time, all of those paper ballots will... Read more »

Q: Can your SSA number be used in any part of the USA State federal coding system? County codes?

This would include birth certificate # address and phone number.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 18, 2018

I have no understanding as to what you are asking

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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Illinois on
Q: Do I need to list a political party preference to be able to vote in a primary in Illinois?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Oct 6, 2018

When you vote at the Primary Election, you must ask for a specific party's ballot.

Later, the records will show that you selected that party's ballot.

These election records are public.

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