Arkansas Greens plan petition drive to regain ballot

from Ballot Access News
Arkansas Greens Plan New Petition Drive to Regain Spot on Ballot
April 8th, 2009

The Arkansas Green Party is not ballot-qualified for 2010, because it failed to poll 3% for president in 2008 and because its bill to redefine “political party” failed to pass this year. The party is already planning a new petition drive to get back on the ballot, which must be completed in any 90 days of the party’s choosing. The drive will be in 2009.

4 thoughts on “Arkansas Greens plan petition drive to regain ballot

  1. Tomcat

    Doesn’t Arkansas have an elected official (state house I’m thinking) who’s GP? And I read somewhere earler where a Green candidate for the state senate got something like 20% of the vote, but they don’t have ballot access?

    That’s just bizarre to me.

  2. paulie

    “Doesn’t Arkansas have an elected official (state house I’m thinking) who’s GP? ”

    Yes, state rep Richard Carroll:

    http://www.arktimes.com/Articles/ArticleViewer.aspx?ArticleID=bf458f35-158e-4226-9826-1f2e1ffb209f

    “And I read somewhere earler where a Green candidate for the state senate got something like 20% of the vote, but they don’t have ballot access?”

    US Senate, actually. Also, their candidates for US House scored in that same range.

    But they didn’t get 3% for President.

    I think there is a lawsuit in the works as well.

    The “donate” link
    on their webpage
    http://arkgreens.kk5.org/

    didn’t work when I tried it just now,

    but they list a snail mail

    Green Party of Arkansas
    PO Box 2423
    Little Rock, AR 72203

  3. Gregg Jocoy

    I just got off the phone with Mark Swaney, coordinator of the state executive committee. He said that the link should be fixed soon, but mailed contributions would be most appreciated and carefully spent.

  4. Tomcat

    Thanks for the specifics Paulie. I was thinking it was something like that. I really don’t see any justification for this, so I hope a lawsuit takes care of business on this one.

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