Booting Central Committee Elections from the Ballot

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 3 Comments

The following piece appeared on the FlashReport as last weekend’s Sunday San Diego.  This is good timing to cross-post it here, following Ryan Darby’s excellent Rostra entry on the same subject… Sunday San Diego (and California): Booting Central Committee Elections from the Ballot by Barry Jantz March 27, 2011 Comparing them to Kiwanis Club elections, San Diego County Registrar of …

KEEP CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT

Ryan T. Darby Ryan T. Darby 1 Comment

San Diego County Registrar Deborah Seiler’s well intentioned proposal to remove central committee elections from primary ballots would centralize political power in the hands of party insiders, and ultimately undermine the power of the average voter to select candidates for the general election. I have interacted with Ms. Seiler in the past while monitoring the ballot counting process, so I …