Maine Libertarian Party Registration Drive Seems Likely to Succeed

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported today (10/5/15) that the registration drive to get the Libertarian Party on the ballot in Maine looks like it will be successful.

Maine requires a group that wishes to become a qualified party to obtain 5,000 registered members. This requirement was created in 2013, and replaced the old, very difficult 5% petition that had been in the law starting in 1976.

The Maine Libertarian Party has been carrying on a voter registration drive for the last six months, and now has over 5,000 registrations, although they have not all yet been submitted to election officials. The drive is continuing with a goal of 6,000, for safety.

To retain ballot access, at least 10,000 registered party members must vote in the 2016 general election, and the state party must hold a caucus in 14 of the 16 counties and a state convention next year.

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