Tag Archives: ballot access

Wisconsin Libertarians name and shame unopposed legislators to reform ballot access

Competitive Elections Wisconsin has compiled the following list of forty-seven state representatives who were elected without an opponent on Nov. 4, 2014, out of the ninety-nine members of the Assembly elected every two years. The group’s motto says it all about their motive: only one name on the ballot isn’t an election at all.… Read more ...

NC progressives charge voter suppression, but is it really voter apathy?

Brian_Irving7North Carolina progressives, and the News & Observer (Raleigh), are up in arms again over another alleged attempt at voter suppression. This time they claim the Republicans have deliberately prevented people from registering to vote. The basis for the charge is that the number of people registering to vote while applying for public benefits or a driver’s license has decreased.… Read more ...

Competitive Elections Wisconsin seeks bill reducing ballot access hurdles


Competitive Elections Wisconsin, a coalition of groups, parties, and former candidates seeking ballot access reform, has issued the following open letter and draft proposal to the members of the State Legislature.

To the Representatives to the Assembly and State Senators of Wisconsin,

Last November, as happens every two years, ninety-nine Representatives to the Assembly were elected.

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LP Monday Message: 6 Ballot Access Questions

LP.org blog:
Dear Friend of Liberty,

You can find answers to the following six questions on our Ballot Access Fund page.

  1. Which state ran a candidate for governor in 2010, set a record high percentage in that race for a Libertarian, but fell a heart-breaking 1,614 votes short of the 50,000 votes needed to achieve ballot access?
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Libertarian Party Rallies Massive Fundraising to Get Lucas Overby on Ballot

Libertarian Party

From The Global Dispatch:

A weekend campaign money bomb, coupled with a generous donation from the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) worked together Monday evening (Nov. 18) to secure Overby’s slot on the ballot for the March 11, 2014 Congressional District (CD) 13 Special Election. This contest will decide who fills the congressional seat left vacant since October’s death of long-time Florida Republican Congressman Bill Young.… Read more ...

LP Facebook Page Promotes Candidates and Registering Libertarian for Ballot Access

Posts from the LP Facebook page today: 

Bill Slantz, U.S. Congress in Missouri’s 8th district, June 4th special election

Christopher Sullivan, for Virginia House of Delegates, District 55. Election November 5, 2013.

Laura Delhomme, for Virginia House of Delegates, 47th district

Lindsey Bolton,  for Virginia House of Delegates, 48th district


Post about registering Libertarian as a free way to help the LP:

Do you want a free, easy way to help the Libertarian Party?

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Green Party of New York State and Onthewilderside responses to Cuomo’s ‘Unconstitutional Fraud on Voters’

NY State 2008 Presidential Ballot

NY State 2008 Presidential Ballot

Ian Wilder of onthewilderside* writes: The Green Party press release below points out that Governor Cuomo is looking to make bad law worse in the name of making it better. New York has a terrible party system, where the same candidate can clog up the ballot running on a multitude of lines.Read more ...

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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