Tag Archives: ballot access

Vote Freedom Act of 2013 filed in N.C. House

Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) introduced House Bill 794 Voter Freedom Act of 2013 today to dramatically lower the ballot access barrier for new political parties and unaffiliated candidates.

House Bill 794 has bipartisan sponsors, Representatives Paul Luebke (D-Durham), David Lewis (R-Dunn), and Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenberg). A broad and diverse coalition of political parties and public policy groups from across the political spectrum also backs the bill.… Read more ...

LP Has Ballot Status in 30 States Following 2012 Elections, Including in D.C. For First Time Ever

The following is the text from a February 11th entry on lp.org:

Following the 2012 election, the Libertarian Party has ballot access in 30 states and, for the first time ever, the District of Columbia.

The LP:

  • Retained party status in Alaska, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wyoming.
  • Gained party status in D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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Rocky Anderson’s Ballot Access

Found at http://www.voterocky.org/. Note that there are quite a few states where they are still seeking qualified write-in status.

Anderson is behind Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Virgil Goode in ballot access, but is the only one of those candidates participating or planning to participate in every forum with the other candidates known so far: A Democracy Now!… Read more ...

Americans Elect Spent $11,316,047 on Ballot Access in 2010 and 2011

Ballot Access News:

According to the Americans Elect Mission Report, published this year, the organization spent $1,157,723 for ballot access in 2010, and $10,158,324 in 2011. Those total $11,316,047. The report does not have the 2012 figure.

Americans Elect eventually qualified itself in 29 states. The last state in which it qualified was Oregon.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson removed from Oklahoma ballot

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for President has been removed from the ballot in the state of Oklahoma even after successfully getting on it through the efforts of Americans Elect.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday (September 13) denied a temporary injunction the Americans Elect party sought to regain a ballot line for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, James P.

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Paul Gottfried on Virgil Goode’s Struggle for Ballot Access

Paul Gottfried has a new article up at The American Conservative about Republican efforts to deny the Constitution Party ballot access.

I am fully aware of the arguments that local GOP flacks are pulling out on behalf of their party’s Stalinist tactics. It is apparently necessary for all non-leftists to get behind Romney, so that we can oust from office the Evil One, who is denounced daily in the neocon-GOP media.

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Virgil Goode on the Ballot in Virginia Despite Republican Opposition

Thanks to Austin Battenberg for pointing us to this Examiner article:

Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode is officially — for now — on the presidential ballot in Virginia, a battleground state where he has deep roots and poses a real threat to Republican Mitt Romney.

The Virginia State Board of Elections ruled Tuesday that Goode’s name should appear of the state ballot in November.

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Ricardo Davis to Discuss Ballot Access on the Steve Deace Show

I just received the following e-mail. I assume that 9 tonight means 4 Sept, but I just got the e-mail a few minutes ago.

Media Alert: Ricardo Davis, Constitution Party Southern States Regional Chairman, will be interviewed at 9:00 p.m. CT tonight to discuss Virgil Goode obtaining ballot access in Virginia, the impact it will have on the 2012 election, and what this and other ballot access victories mean for the future of the Constitution Party.… Read more ...

LPNY: 25,000 New Yorkers Demand Libertarians on the Ballot

From a media release sent to IPR:

Media Contact: Janet Hopf
202-270-0188
janethopf@gmail.com
lpny.org

Albany, NY—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 25,000 signatures Tuesday to give New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the major parties.

State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can choose true freedom-loving candidates this November.Read more ...

Pennsylvania Petition Challenge – Volunteer Call

From a message posted to the Pittsburgh LP email forum:

ALERT: GARY JOHNSON SUPPORTERS

Volunteers Needed In Philadelphia August 20-24, 2012

On August 1, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania submitted nearly 50,000 petition signatures to get Gary Johnson and Judge Gray on the ballot in Pennsylvania. Only 20,601 signatures were required so we qualified for ballot access and as of now Gary Johnson will be on the ballot.… Read more ...

Americans Elect wants to de-certify themselves

From an article posted on Ballot Access News, on July 12, 2012:

Reportedly, national leaders of Americans Elect are planning to ask state officials to de-certify the party, in all the states in which the party is now ballot-qualified. However, there is no legal precedent that gives state or national party leaders the legal ability to take that step.

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Constitution Party of Virginia plans to file ballot access petition early

From an article posted on Ballot Access News, on July 13, 2012:

Virginia petitions to place independent presidential candidates, and the presidential nominees of unqualified parties, are due August 24. The Constitution Party petition will be submitted on Monday, July 16, and will contain approximately 14,000 signatures. The requirement is 10,000, with at least 400 in each U.S.

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