Green Party of Virginia ballot access update
FALLS CHURCH, Va – The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA), along with the Constitution Party and independent candidates, joined a lawsuit this week asking for a waiver of signature requirements for ballot access in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Northam's pursuant emergency stay-at-home order for the state. The GPVA has successfully met the ballot signature requirements for every candidate it has run, including presidential candidates in every presidential election, for at least the previous 12 years.
The Green Party of Virginia proactively petitioned the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Board of Elections for relief from the ballot petition signature requirements at the end of March 2020 prior to filing, but received no reply. This lawsuit aims to protect democratic choice for Virginia’s voters at the ballot box this November.
Tina Rockett and Ryan Wesdock
Co-Chairs, Green Party of Virginia