Ballot Access News reports that “the Florida Secretary of State’s office has removed John Wayne Smith from the November ballot. He is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor. The Secretary of State’s office says he didn’t submit all the necessary forms. However, Smith says he submitted all forms in person on June 17, and he has witnesses and photos of himself submitting the paperwork. The Secretary of State now says he did submit a form that shows that his Lieutenant Governor running mate, J. J. McCurry, is a registered Libertarian, but says he did not submit another form designating McCurry as Smith’s running mate. Smith says he has copies of that form, which had been notarized. Unfortunately he did not get a receipt for each document from the Secretary of State’s office.
Smith was notified about the missing paperwork only one hour before the deadline to have replaced it, and he was unable to do so. He and McCurry would have been the first gubernatorial ticket on the Florida ballot with the Libertarian party name.”