Arkansas Libertarians back on the ballot, LP up to 31 states for 2016

via the Libertarian Party:

The Arkansas Secretary of State declared this week that the state Libertarian Party’s petition drive was a success, enabling the LP to run partisan candidates in the 2016 elections.

The LPAR had to collect at least 10,000 signatures from registered voters within a 90-day window.

This is the third straight general election cycle that the LPAR has successfully petitioned statewide to get candidates on the ballot. Before 2012, Arkansas was the only state that the LP had not been able to run partisan candidates, other than for President.

To become a recognized party, the 2016 Presidential candidate must get at least 3% in the state, or the party will have to petition again to get back on the ballot.

The Libertarian Party is now on the ballot in 31 states for the 2016 election cycle.

4 thoughts on “Arkansas Libertarians back on the ballot, LP up to 31 states for 2016

  1. Andy Craig

    What are LPAR’s plans for selecting candidates by October, if the lawsuit against that insanity doesn’t grant them a reprieve by then? They already had their 2015 convention.

    That change was targeted squarely at LPAR, since in 2014 they made the most of the party ballot access and nominated one of the fullest slates in the nation. 30+ candidates, iirc, including all the statewide and federal races. If they have to have their candidates selected more than a year before the election, it will be a lot harder for them to do that again.

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