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Andy Jacobs: Check Out My Recent Interview on Adam vs. The Man

Petitioner Andy Jacobs, a former contributor here at IPR and currently a contributor at American Third Party Report, recently appeared on Adam Kokesh’s Adam vs. The Man YouTube channel to discuss petitioning and other issues.

See video of Andy’s appearance below:

Thanks to Andy Jacobs for the link.… 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 ...

Libertarian and Green Parties of Maryland Issue Joint Press Release on Coronavirus’ Effect on Petitioning

The Libertarian and Green parties of Maryland issued the following statement regarding the difficulty of petitioning for ballot access during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Thanks to Ballot Access News for providing the link.

The Maryland Libertarian and Green Parties are calling on the General Assembly, Governor, and Board of Elections to place them on the ballot for the November general election, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Hiring 20 paid petitioners urgently – interested?

The following is a May 17th, 2016 email from the Libertarian Party:

Libertarians, we’re hiring and paying $3 per signature in Illinois, $2.50 in Pennsylvania, $2.50 in Connecticut, and need volunteers in Ohio too, right away!

There are no donation links in this email (for once). Only instructions on how to get hired.

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Harkin & Hughes petitioners falsely claim Green Party backing

Posted by my co-blogger, Ian Wilder, at onthewilderside.com:

The audio file above was recorded about 8:20pm on June 30, 2015, when two petitioners came to my door looking for me. They were collecting signatures on petitions for candidates for Suffolk County Family Court Judge to run on the Green Party line.… Read more ...

LNC Member Starchild Proposes Creation of a Libertarian Petitioning Website


Published in the August 2013 edition of Liberty for America

LNC at Large member Starchild has circulated a proposal for a petitioning web site, allowing people to petition the LNC or to circulate general petitions. He proposes:

My initial conception of this site was simply as a tool to help me be more organized and effective as a Libertarian National Committee member by enabling me to keep track of which other committee members support which of my ideas, and to mobilize popular support within the party for motions I’d like to get adopted.

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Pennsylvania Petition Challenge – Volunteer Call

From a message posted to the Pittsburgh LP email forum:


Volunteers Needed In Philadelphia August 20-24, 2012

On August 1, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania submitted nearly 50,000 petition signatures to get Gary Johnson and Judge Gray on the ballot in Pennsylvania. Only 20,601 signatures were required so we qualified for ballot access and as of now Gary Johnson will be on the ballot.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Bill Would Shrink Petitioning Time for New Party Qualification Petitions to Three Months: January, February and March

Ballot Access News:

The Wisconsin legislature is currently considering SB 116, a bill with the major purpose of moving the primary (for office other than President) from the first Tuesday in September to the first Tuesday in August. Unfortunately, the bill also moves the petition deadline for a new party from June 1 to April 1.Read more ...

Maryland Bill to Ease Petitioning

Ballot Access News:

Maryland State Senator Edward J. Pipkin (R-Stevensville) has introduced SB 630. It clarifies that petition signatures do not need to exactly match the name of that voter in voter registration records. Several years ago, the state’s highest state court issued a ruling that seemed to say that petition signatures must match perfectly with the form of the name on voter registration records.… Read more ...

IPR investigation: Where has Americans Elect attempted to get on the ballot?

Posted by Paulie:

In my last update on Americans Elect I wrote:

Jim Cook has updates on Americans Elect activities in Arizona, Nevada and Ohio. The petitioner grapevine has it that Americans Elect petitioning has been completed in Arizona and Kansas, but Nevada is the only state that their signatures have been verified to have been turned in to the state through sources I have seen.

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IPR blogtalk 1/24/10: Paulie, Andy Jacobs and Brian Bittner discuss harassment of petitioners and Andy’s arrest

Yesterday evening, Andy Jacobs and I (Paulie) discussed harassment of ballot access petitioners, including Andy’s arrest outside a public library while petitioning to get the Green and Libertarian Parties back on the Maryland ballot. For the first hour of the show we were joined by Maryland Green Party Co-Chair Brian Bittner.… Read more ...

RESCHEDULED: IPR Blogtalk today (Monday): Brian Bittner, Andy Jacobs on Maryland ballot access petitioning and arrest

UPDATE: I screwed up last week and scheduled the show for 15 minutes, and Andy also was not on the call. This time I have made sure that we will have long enough for the show. It will be on today (Monday) at 8 PM Eastern time, and I will also try to make sure everyone is on this time.Read more ...