The LPAR’s ballot access drive begins tomorrow! That’s right – we are officially on the way to regain ballot access for the 2014 election!
For those of you who weren’t around during petition time two years ago, here is how it works:
We have 90 days to gather 10,000 valid signatures from registered voters in AR and turn them in to the Secretary of State. (We really gather 15,000-16,000 to account for signatures that are “thrown out” due to unreadable entries, incomplete entries, those who signed and aren’t properly registered to vote, etc.) Once we have turned in the signatures, the SoS’ office has 30 days to certify that we DO have at least 10,000 valid signatures. Once that happens, we are “official” as far as the state is concerned. At that point, we will be able to run Libertarians for partisan offices around the state in 2014! Since we will be a “new political party,” we will nominate our candidates during the annual convention (Spring 2014) instead of participating in the primaries.
Would you like to volunteer to help gather signatures? Whether you have one hour, one day or one week to give, we could sure use the help! To request a petition packet, send your name, address and phone number to email@example.com and we will get in touch with you asap.
Are you interested in running for office in 2014 as a Libertarian? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number and what office/race you are considering so that we can help you through the process.