Aug 9, 2010

OK: Third Party Candidates Call for Reform of Ballot Access Laws

From NewsOK:
State voter registration figures show the number of independents in Oklahoma has increased in the past 30 years, growing from 15,830 in 1980 to about 232,350 this year.Several political parties are classified as independent parties in Oklahoma, including the Green Party, the Pirate Party and the Libertarian Party. 
Under current state law, a candidate from a third party must meet candidate requirements and pay a filing fee to appear on the general election ballot. Activists argue that Oklahoma needs ballot access reform to allow political parties to appear on the ballot along with the candidates' names.

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