Five Libertarian Party state affiliates have at least 1 percent of the active registered voters in their respective states. Less than 10 years ago, only one affiliate, Alaska, had at least 1 percent of the state’s registered voters.
The affiliates with at least 1 percent are:
- Alaska — 3.04%
- Nebraska — 1.25%
- Colorado — 1.14%
- Utah — 1.06%
- Nevada — 1.01%
The Libertarian Party affiliates in Nebraska, Colorado, and Utah are all state-recognized parties. LP Alaska currently has 7,171 registered voters, and needs to have at least 8,494 registered voters to be a state-recognized party. LP Nevada must have at least 1 percent of the registered voters as of Jan. 1, 2020, to continue as a state-recognized party.
Thirty states plus the District of Columbia register their voters by party affiliation.
“We have never before had such good registration data around the nation,” said Richard Winger, editor and publisher of Ballot Access News.