Arkansas LP petition drive succeeds, retaining ballot status

The Arkansas Libertarian Party (LPAR) has qualified for the 2018 elections, as the Secretary of State approved their petitions on July 7. This makes the fourth straight general election cycle in which the LPAR has successfully gotten onto the ballot as a party, going back to 2012.

The LPAR submitted over 15,000 signatures towards the 10,000 valid signatures needed to qualify for party status. For the LPAR to retain party status, their 2018 candidate for Governor must get at least 3 percent of the vote.

The LP will now be on the 2018 ballot in 39 states plus the District of Columbia. The LP can run only statewide candidates in Georgia without petitioning, and in Connecticut, only candidates for the US Senate and US House 2nd district without having to petition.