Green Party sues Tucson to stay on the ballot

 
Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star  

The local Green Party has filed a lawsuit against the city of Tucson, asking a Pima County Superior Court judge to order that the party remain qualified for the ballot for the 2019 city election cycle.

Green Party officials are challenging the city on minimum eligibility criteria, both in terms of formal candidates for office as well as write-in campaigns.

The party is asking a Superior Court judge to rule that a law that allows political parties who qualify for the ballot in either state or federal elections remain qualified through two federal election cycles also apply at the local city and county level.

“This decision by Roger Randolph for the City Clerk’s office is not only undemocratic voter suppression but patently illegal,” the Pima County Green Party said in a press release Friday.

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