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Hawaii LP meets vote test for first time and retains ballot access

Tracey Ryan
Tracey Ryan

The Hawaii Libertarian Party met the vote test for the first time in its history, and have retained ballot access through 2016.

LPHQ job posting: Editor & Technology Developer

The Libertarian Party is seeking an editor and technology developer who shares our love of liberty and hopes to help the Libertarian Party succeed as a vehicle for implementing libertarian ideas. The position will be based at the Libertarian National Committee's headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

The best candidates should have a range of skills, including:

North Dakota LP attains ballot access for the first time in its history

Roland Riemers
Roland Riemers

For the first time in party history, the North Dakota Libertarian Party has met the vote test to attain ballot access.

In a non-presidential general election, the candidate for attorney general or secretary of state must get at least 5 percent of the vote for automatic ballot access.

Libertarian results for U.S. Senate, 2010-2014

In 2014, there were 22 states with Libertarian candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate. Six candidates got at least 3%. The average Libertarian percentage was 2.3%.

Libertarian results for governor, 2010-2014

In 2014, there were 24 states with Libertarian candidates on the ballot for governor. Eight candidates got at least 3 percent. The average Libertarian percentage was 2.2 percent.

Election results for state ballot measures

In an article for Liberty magazine that summarizes election results for key statewide ballot measures in Tuesday's election, Bruce Ramsey said, "Libertarians should take encouragement ..."

Read the full article here.

LP gains and loses ballot access in states, overall remains strong

The Libertarian Party is on the ballot in 30 states after Tuesday's general election.

The LP attained ballot access in North Dakota for the first time, and lost ballot access in South Dakota, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. The Hawaii and Maryland LPs met the vote test for party retention for the first time in their histories. Both state parties had retained ballot access through petitioning in past years.

In Alaska, the party appears to have retained its party status, as the gubernatorial candidate needed to get 3 percent and appears to have received 3.00 percent.

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