~ NOTA: State by State ~
The following is a list of activities by state to enact NOTA based Voter Consent laws as well as write-in "None of the Above" (NOTA)..
Contact State by State to suggest an item for inclusion in this section.
George W. Johnston
ArizonaArizona Senate Concurrent Res. 1008 (Gnant and Patterson), introduced Jan. 23, 1997 introduced Jan. 23, 1997. Outlook: passage unlikely.
Contact:bruce sims <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CaliforniaThe Friends of Ernest Political Action Committee (FOEPAC) has placed a non binding NOTA ballot initiative on the ballot for the March 7, 2000 Primary Election. California Secretary of State's Official Listing of the NOTA (proposition 23) .
99.9% ( 22641 of 22670 ) precincts reporting as of Mar 8, 2000 at 6:53 am
Yes 2,151,839 (36.5%)
No 3,734,489 (63.5%)
Voters for None of the Above supported the enactment of the initiative with reservations.
Contact:Oaks Project 1750 Ocean Park Blvd. suite 200
Santa Monica, CA. 90405
ColoradoColorado Senate Bill 227 (Bishop et al.), introduced Apr. 12, 1996. Outlook: passage unlikely.
Contact:Colorado Mail List:
Tom Hall e-mail
web page to subscribe
e-mail to subscribe
e-mail to sent to list
ConnecticutConnecticut Bill (proposed). Outlook: passage unlikely.
Florida Bill (Proposed 2007: SB 494) Outlook: passage possible. [ Cache ]
Introducted by: Senator Mike Bennett
William Mark Clifford
941 Lake Charm Drive
Oviedo, FL 32765-6831
Florida - View from the U.S.
IllinoisIllinois Senate Bill 742 (Lauzen), introduced Feb. 7, 1997 (non-binding). Outlook: unknown.
MaineMaine House Bill 684 (Gerry), introduced Feb. 11, 1997 (nonbinding); Outlook: unknown.
MarylandMaryland Senate Bill 432 (Stoltzfus), introduced Jan. 19, 1997 (nonbinding); Outlook: unknown.
William H. White
92 Barons Way
Brewster, MA 02631
Draft legislation introduced fall of 1998 for the 1999 term. Updated in 2007.
Peter Ponzetti III
7427 Heatherwood Dr.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439-7526
Michigan House Bill 4794 (Kaza et al.), introduced May 9, 1995. Outlook: passage unlikely.
MississippiMississippi House Bill 252 (Saucier), introduced Jan. 7, 1997 (nonbinding). Outlook: unknown.
MontanaMontana House Bill 440 (Denny), introduced Feb. 20, 1997 (nonbinding). Outlook: unknown.
NevadaNevada Rev. Stat. § 293.269 (1995) (enacted in 1975)
Nevada's 'none of these candidates' makes strong showing; Las Vegas Sun; Las Vegas, NV; November 08, 2006
OhioOhio Assembly Bill 179 (McLin, Latell, Furney), introduced 1996. Outlook: passage unlikely.
David Lynn, Chair, NOTA-PA.ORG;
Phone: (215) 821-1156
[Pennsylvania based effort to write-in NOTA. A wonderfully creative site about NOTA and the political process]
Pennsylvania House Bill 2865 (Argall et al.), introduced Sept. 16, 1996. Outlook: passage unlikely.
David "None of the Above" Gatchell is attempting to put his name on the ballot as a candidate, promising to resign, if elected, once a by-election is held to replace him, as he explains on his web site www.noneoftheabove-tn.org.
Read: Voters for None of the Above's press release about Mr. Gatchell's effort. .
Horace A. Brazie
Director, Vermont Voters for None of the Above.
Contact:Washington State Campaign for Democracy
1916 Pike Place #12
Seattle, WA 98101
Washington State House Bill 2177 (Campbell), introduced Jan. 8, 1998 to enact a non-bind NOTA. Outlook: passage possible.
VNOTA endorses the passage of this bill.
West VirginiaWest Virginia House Bill 4191 (Calvert), introduced Jan. 25, 1996 (nonbinding). Outlook: unknown.
WyomingWyoming Senate Bill 88 (Geringer), introduced June 1991 to enact a binding NOTA. Outlook: passage unlikely.
To submit information for inclusion in the State by State list.
~ International ~
Voters for None Of The Above is only active in advocating enactment of Voter Consent laws in the United States of America. The following is a list of NOTA / Voter Consent efforts outside of the USA.
Vote: None of the Above -
Partenaires' ('Ils soutiennent le vote blanc') ["White Ballot" or "Vote White" (Blank Ballot)]
Campaign for a "None of the Above" option on electronic ballots -
VOTA EN BLANCO ["Nulo campaign" (Blank Ballot)] - Mexico (NYTimes June 21, 2009)
To submit information for inclusion in the International listing.
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