The Arkansas Secretary of State declared this week that the state Libertarian Party’s petition drive was a success, enabling the LP to run partisan candidates in the 2016 elections.
The LPAR had to collect at least 10,000 signatures from registered voters within a 90-day window.
This is the third straight general election cycle that the LPAR has successfully petitioned statewide to get candidates on the ballot. Before 2012, Arkansas was the only state that the LP had not been able to run partisan candidates, other than for President.
To become a recognized party, the 2016 Presidential candidate must get at least 3% in the state, or the party will have to petition again to get back on the ballot.
The Libertarian Party is now on the ballot in 31 states for the 2016 election cycle.