Jacob Hornberger has a post on establishment politicians and bureaucrats (i.e. Democrats and Republicans) blocking ballot access for non-establishment (i.e. non-Democrat and non-Republican), third-party or independent candidates. I agree with him on removing the restrictions. There’s no valid reason for those restrictions. In my view, people have a right to have their name on a ballot if they want to run for public office. While Hornberger doesn’t address this, I think such a right is protected by the First Amendment.