Unity Party Becomes a Qualified Party in Colorado

Ballot Access News On June 7, the Colorado Secretary of State determined that the Unity Party has the needed 1,000 registrations to become a qualified party. See this press release from the Secretary of State’s office. Colorado won’t keep track of the number of registered voters in unqualified parties, unless that unqualified party had previously …

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Arkansas Libertarian Party Will Submit Petition for Party Status on June 12

Ballot Access News The Arkansas Libertarian Party will submit its petition for party status on Monday, June 12. The law requires 10,000 signatures and the party will submit approximately 15,000. This will be the second petition submitted for party status in any state this year, by any third party. The first was the petition of …

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New Jersey Constitution Party Gubernatorial Nominee on Ballot

Ballot Access News The New Jersey Constitution Party has successfully placed Matt Riccardi on the New Jersey ballot for Governor, for the November 2017 election. This is the first time in the party’s history that it has had a nominee on the ballot for that office. Here is the party’s web page. However, because the …

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Castro Regime Arrests Cuban Libertarian Party Members: “Only the Communist Party Is Legal”

by Elena Toledo, Pan Am Post Members of the Cuban Libertarian Party were arrested this week without warrant or cause, a party spokesperson reported. On Wednesday, May 31, three members of the Cuban State Security Forces arrived at the Benjamin Franklin Libertarian Library in Havana to accuse members of the Cuban Libertarian Party of disorderly conduct. “We …

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Two Candidates File for Utah Independent American Nomination for U.S. House, Special Election

Ballot Access News Candidates are in the process of filing to seek a party nomination in the November 2017 special U.S. House election in Utah. Here is a list of such candidates. Two candidates filed, saying they want the Independent American nomination: Aaron Heineman and Jason Christensen. If they both have substantial support at the …

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Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

Independent Political Report According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties. Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  His …

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U.S. District Court in Texas Uphold’s “Sore Loser” Law as Applied to Presidential Independent Candidates

Ballot Access News On May 18, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman, an Obama appointee, upheld Texas’ sore loser law as applied to presidential candidates. Kennedy v Pablos, w.d., 1:16cv-1047. The case had been filed in 2016 by Rocky De La Fuente, who had appeared on the Texas Democratic presidential primary ballot in March 2016, …

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British Columbia Likely to See a Referendum on Proportional Representation in Autumn 2018

Ballot Access News According to this story, at the very end, the British Columbia New Democratic Party and Green Party have agreed that the voters of British Columbia will vote in autumn 2018 on whether to use proportional representation. Because those two parties, together, have a slight majority in the new legislature, their plan for …

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British Columbia Greens Will Work with New Democratic Party to Organize Provincial Legislature

Ballot Access News On May 29, the British Columbia Green Party announced that it will work with New Democratic Party legislators to organize the provincial legislature. See this story. No party has a majority, so it was up to the Greens to decide whether to choose the NDP or the Liberal Party. On Wednesday, May …

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Utah’s newest political party submits signatures to be on the ballot

by Ben Winslow SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s newest political party has submitted signatures to get on ballots in future elections. Leaders of the United Utah Party, which bills itself as a centrist alternative to Republicans and Democrats, filed more than 2,000 signatures on Thursday with the Lt. Governor’s Office. Subject to verification, the signatures …

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