Tag Archives: ballot access

Prohibition Party Provides Update on Ballot Access

The latest issue of The National Prohibitionist, the official publication of the Prohibition Party, provides the following update on ballot access for the party’s presidential ticket:

There is hardly anyone on sidewalks and
in other traditional places for petitioning.
Going door-to-door exposes both the peti-
tioners and the residents to germs picked
up elsewhere.

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Steve Kerbel Laments the Withdrawal of ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

I asked 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Steve Kerbel for his thoughts on the withdrawal of 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee. He expressed disappointment about the effect Chafee’s decision might have on the Libertarian Party and its 2020 prospects.

Last month, Kerbel, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado) endorsed Chafee, a former Senator and governor of Rhode Island. … Read more ...

Green Party Launches Initiative to Lobby Governors to Lessen Ballot Access Restrictions During Coronavirus Pandemic

As a result of public closures due to fears from the coronavirus pandemic, ballot access drives and petitioning for third parties has halted, making it difficult, if not impossible, to meet state requirements for ballot access.  In response, the Green Party set up a page on their website for those concerned to send a pre-written message to their particular governor encouraging the lessening of ballot access restrictions.… Read more ...

Green Party and Libertarian Party Ballot Access Press Conference

ALBANY. NY – The Green Party of New York and Libertarian Party of New York will hold a joint press conference to discuss their next steps in challenging the unjust ballot access thresholds implemented by the Public Campaign Finance Commission. Green speakers will include Mark Dunlea, former Comptroller candidate, and Peter LaVenia, state party co-chair.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe Breaks 50K – Ballot Access for Libertarians in New York

Libertarian NY Governor candidate Larry Sharpe broke the 50K vote barrier in New York State handily. At this writing he has nearly 86,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting so he could break 90K. He’s running about 1.6% of the vote, not far behind Howie Hawkins of the Green Party who is at 1.66%… Read more ...

Will Larry Sharpe Break 50K in New York?

Warren Redlich was the 2010 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York. He occasionally drops in with articles like this that don’t really fit with IPR’s usual approach but he gets away with it because he owns IPR.

A recent article in Newsday mentioned NY Libertarian Governor candidate Larry Sharpe:

Sharpe, a businessman, consultant and former Marine who lives in New York City, points to fundraising (he’s raised more than $100,000) and the 2016 election, in which Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson got 176,000 votes in New York, as reasons for optimism.

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Delaware Department of Justice: Affirming Libertarian ballot access ‘waste of precious state resources’

From Delaware State News:

Libertarian Party of Delaware's Secretary William McVay

DOVER — A standoff between the Department of Elections and Libertarian Party of Delaware has come to a head.

In April, the party filed a complaint in Superior Court demanding that the elections commissioner recognize their ballot access. The Department of Justice fired back last week calling their request “a needless waste of precious state resources.”… Read more ...

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Green Party Files for 2018 Ballot Access in Texas

The Green Party released a statement announcing that they have filed for party registration in order to gain ballot access in Texas for the 2018 election. Their statement reads as follows:

Green Party of Texas Files for 2018 Ballot Access
The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) has filed party registration with the Texas Secretary of State’s office, declaring GPTX intent to nominate candidates to the November 2018 general election ballot.… Read more ...

NC Alternative Parties Hail Passage of Major Ballot Access Reform Bill

LPNC Press Release

RALEIGH (Oct. 17) – North Carolina’s Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties issued this statement in response to the override of the governor veto of a ballot access reform bill:

“SB 656 Electoral Freedom Act is the most significant ballot access bill passed by the legislature in decades. It dramatically lowers the barriers for new political parties and independent candidates to get on the ballot, thus giving all North Carolinians more freedom of choice on election day.… Read more ...

Unity Party now a ‘Minor Party’ in Colorado

Content from a media release distributed by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

DENVER, June, 7, 2017 — Colorado has added another minor party to its rolls – the Unity Party.

As of Monday afternoon, Colorado Secretary of State records showed the Unity Party with 1,002 registered voters. Passing the 1,000-voter mark gave the party its status for at least the next two general elections, in 2018 and 2020.… Read more ...

Iowa: Libertarians Gain Official Party Status

From the Ottumwa, Iowa Courier:

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that the Libertarian Party of Iowa has obtained official political party status in Iowa, effective March 1. Libertarian presidential nominee, Gary Johnson received 59,186 votes, which was 3.8 percent of the vote in the November 2016 general election, surpassing the two percent threshold required by Iowa Code to obtain official political party status.

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