North Carolina, and eleven other states, lets state income tax filers choose a political party that they wish to help. North Carolina taxpayers can choose to send $3 to the ballot-qualified party of their choice, by checking a box on the form.
For the income tax returns that have come in during the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, 6.9% of the taxpayers who participated chose the Libertarian Party. 59.3% chose the Democratic Party, and 33.8% chose the Republican Party. This is the highest share for any minor party, in any state, since Ballot Access News has been tracking this data. The North Carolina Libertarian Party will have received $47,646 from the tax returns filed during the last twelve months, after it requests the money.
The September 1, 2012 print edition of Ballot Access News will have a chart showing this data for all twelve states that have this type of program.