What is “ballot access”? A major component of building the Green Party is getting our candidates’ names on the ballot. Without that access to the ballot, restrictive state laws won’t let us run candidates as Greens. And to do that, we need to gather petition signatures in key states.
Currently, the Green Party has ballot access in 21 states, including the District of Columbia, so if Howie were to win the nomination today, our campaign would appear on the ballot in only those 21 states.
Our goal for 2020 is to get on the ballot in all 51 states, plus Guam, to build the Green Party and spread our vision for an ecosocialist Green New Deal across the country!
In most of the 30 states where we lack ballot access, state law does not allow us to begin petitioning yet. But there are key states where we are organizing NOW: ALABAMA, ARIZONA, GEORGIA, INDIANA, MARYLAND, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, OHIO, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, and WYOMING.
We need your help now, no matter where you live:
- PETITION and ORGANIZE if you’re in one of our focus states or in a neighboring state.
- CALL supporters in our focus states to turn them into active petitioners.
- DOUBLE YOUR DONATION: When you donate $5 to $250, your donation will be doubled by the federal government once our campaign qualifies for matching funds. With double the cash coming in, we can hire more petitioners, train organizers on the ground, and send Howie and staff to frontline states.
- SIGN UP to petition in another state once we’re allowed to begin there.
ON THE BALLOT
NOT YET PETITIONING