Libertarian Party Gains Ballot Access; Becomes 4th Official Political Party In West Virginia
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 08, 2012 @ 8:48PM
Created on November 08, 2012 @ 6:24PM
After gaining enough votes in Tuesday's election Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said the Libertarian Party has gained ballot access for 2014 and 2016.
Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate David Moran got about 1.3 percent of the vote. Candidates must get at least one percent of the total ballots cast in the race to get ballot access in the state.
Ballot access means a Libertarian Candidate will not have to collect signatures to get on the general election ballot. Municipal elections are the exception. The Libertarian Party will get to pick their candidates either by a primary election or by party convention.
Results still need to be canvassed for the 2012 general election but it's unlikely Moran will drop below that one percent threshold. More than 8,000 people voted for Moran despite just a little more than 1,400 registered Libertarian voters in West Virginia.
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