OK lowers signature requirement by tens of thousands to become a recognized party

ImageGovernor Fallin of Oklahoma yesterday (5/12/16) signed bill HB 2181, which lowers the number of signatures required to become a recognized state party from 5% of the those who voted in the previous general election to 3%.

To get on the ballot in 2016 in Oklahoma, 24,712 valid signatures will be needed. Under the old standard, the amount would have been 41,188.

Oklahoma has been one of the toughest states for ballot access. The last time the Libertarian Party, or any non-establishment party, had a partisan candidate on the ballot was 2000.

Thanks to Richard Winger of BallotAccessNews for this news.