Posts tagged: Arkansas

Nov 06 2013

Arkansas Green Party Back on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, the Arkansas Secretary of State said the Green Party petition is valid, and the party is back on the ballot. This is the first state in which the Green Party has successfully petitioned for party status during 2013. This is the fifth time the party has had to comply with the law, which requires 10,000 valid signatures. Read more »

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Apr 28 2013

Libertarian Party of Arkansas and Ohio State Conventions Held This Weekend

Source: Independent Political Report

Forwarded from the State Chairs email list:

The LPAR had a very successful convention yesterday in Little Rock.

We elected a new Executive Committee to serve for the next two years. After much though, I made the very difficult decision to step down as Chairman and take over the role of Secretary in our party, primarily due to the time constraints of my career Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Minor Parties Start Working on 2014 Ballot Access Drives

Source: Ballot Access News

In a few states, various parties are working on getting on the 2014 ballot. The Libertarian Party has begun its Hawaii petition, and has approximately 150 signatures. The requirement is 706 signatures. The Constitution Party is working to obtain 1,000 registered members in Louisiana, and believes it now has 130. The Green Parties of Arizona and Nevada are also working on registration drives. The Nevada Read more »

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Apr 17 2013

‘United We Stand’ AR Rally April 20th

Source: Free & Equal

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Christina Tobin, Founder and President of Free & Equal, along with Marci Forgrave, Executive Producer, are currently on a seven-stop Press Tour throughout Arkansas to announce this summer’s United We Stand Festival. The combined music and speaker event is scheduled to be held at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock on Saturday, June 22nd from 6pm to 10pm. Christina Tobin will appear in various Read more »

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Mar 06 2013

Libertarian Party of Arkansas fundraising for 2014 ballot access

Source: Independent Political Report

Via email:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas is fundraising for 2014 ballot access. Post this link for people to donate: http://lpar.org/ballotaccess2014/

And from past stories on the LP of Arkansas front page:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas, in it’s first time at bat with full ballot Read more »

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Feb 23 2013

New Ballot Access Improvement Bills Expected Early Next Week

Source: Ballot Access News

A ballot access improvement bill is expected to be introduced in North Carolina on Monday, February 25. It will reduce the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties and independent candidates.

In Alabama, State Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) e-mails that he has introduced a similar bill in his state, although it still isn’t on the state legislature’s web page. Read more »

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Feb 10 2013

Free & Equal will host the United We Stand Summit in Arkansas!

Source: Free & Equal

The Free & Equal Arkansas Caucus is booming, with nine committed and hard-working members joining in only two months.

The Arkansas Caucus is the beginning of a concerted effort by grassroots Americans to create a fair and open electoral process.By uniting leaders and activists from across the political spectrum— including Independents, Campaign for Liberty activists, Greens, Libertarians, Occupy LR members Read more »

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Jan 14 2013

Who Were the Best Vote-Getting Legislative Nominees of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties in 2012?

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 2012 election returns for state legislative candidates reveal that the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties each had a handful of state legislative nominees who polled at least 30% of the vote.

For the Constitution Party, the only legislative nominee who polled as much as 30% was Gregory Hughes, who polled 31.29% in Nevada’s First Senate District against a Democrat. The district is in Las Read more »

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Nov 25 2012

Gilbert first Libertarian elected to partisan office in Arkansas

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

2012 was the first election year in which the LP had full ballot access in Arkansas. So when Libertarian Frank Gilbert won his race for Constable of Kalb Township on November 6, he became the first Libertarian in the state elected to a partisan office.

Gilbert is the former mayor of Tull, Arkansas.

In addition, Casey Copeland was re-elected to a second two-year term as Prairie Grove Alderman (nonpartisan race).

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Nov 11 2012

Green Party Nominee for Craighead County Clerk, Arkansas, Ousts Incumbent Democrat

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, Green Party nominee Kade Holliday, running for Craighead County Clerk (Arkansas) defeated his only opponent, the Democratic incumbent, Nancy Nelms. Nelms had been in office since 1999. See this story.

Holliday campaigned very hard, with radio ads, yard signs, and frequent appearances. The vote was: Holliday 18,471; Nelms 11,487. Read more »

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