(Little Rock, AR) The Libertarian Party of Arkansas (LPAR) is officially a recognized political party for the first time in history and will now be able to run candidates for office in 2012.
Last month the party submitted signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in order to fulfill the requirement of collecting at least 10,000 valid signatures from registered voters in the state. Read more »
On June 16, the Arkansas Secretary of State determined that the Libertarian Party petition for party status has enough valid signatures. The party had submitted 16,000 to meet a requirement of 10,000. The validity rate was approximately 75%.
Before 1971, Arkansas did not require any petition for a party to become ballot-qualified. Since then, the other only parties that have ever successfully petitioned for party status Read more »
A: The Libertarian Party is the 3rd largest political party in the United States. One of the problems in America is the belief that we have a two party system and that keeps the people divided. For instance, I am an anti-war guy but I’m also a fiscal conservative. Well, where does that place me? Read more »
Americans Elect has collected more than 1,000,000 signatures on its petition to qualify as a party in California. The party’s national web page does not tell how many signatures it has collected in any particular state. However, as of June 16, the web page does say that the party has collected 1,262,665 signatures so far in the nation. Read more »
On June 15, the Louisiana Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee passed HB 533. This is the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill. Among other things, it lets independent candidates choose the label “independent” on the ballot. Current law puts “no party” on the ballot for independent candidates, except that current law already lets presidential independent candidates choose any label they wish, including “independent.” Read more »
I would like to thank you all for your efforts to bring the Electoral Freedom Act of 2011 (House Bill 32) to a vote on the Senate Floor before their adjournment. Even though the bill did not get to the floor before they adjourned, I believe that your calls and e-mails to Senators Phil Berger, Tom Apodaca and Peter Brunstetter have paid off. Read more »
“Bring the competition back into politics to keep corruption down. We’ve been doing the same thing for the past 100 years, expecting different results. It’s the same two party system that got us into this mess. The system promotes corruption and deters competition.”
Competition and voting with a conscience was a reoccurring theme when PoliticsPA spoke to the respective Chairs of the Libertarian Party of PA, and the Constitution Party of PA. Read more »