Arizona Green Party Submits 63,000 Signatures on Party Petition
On November 28, 2023, the Arizona Green Party submitted its petition for party status. It had approximately 63,000 signatures. The requirement is 34,116. Assuming the petition is valid, the party will be on the Arizona ballot for 2024 and 2026. In Arizona, when a party submits a petition, it gets the next two elections.
Ballot Access News
By Richard Winger
November 29, 2023
And as a “new” party, it is very easy for it to nominate candidates in its primary. The petition requirement is one-tenth of 1% of the number of registered voters in the district, and a write-in candidate in the primary of a “new” party only needs one write-in vote to get the nomination, assuming he or she outpolls everyone else. This liberal write-in policy is due to a winning lawsuit filed by the Socialist Workers Party in Arizona back in 1980.
The Libertarian Party of Arizona is not a “new” party, so it has very onerous requirements in order to nominate candidates in its own primary.