On May 23, the United Independent Party submitted its petition to place its nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor on the November 2014 Massachusetts ballot. The gubernatorial candidate, Evan Falchuk, has been campaigning hard since 2013, and has a well-financed campaign. He is likely to poll at least 3%, and if he does, the United Independent Party will be ballot-qualified for 2016.
Massachusetts is the third state this year in which a new centrist party has petitioned to get on the ballot. The other two are the Independent Party of Hawaii, and the American Party of South Carolina. Thanks to IndependentPoliticalReport for this news.
The Massachusetts Green Party is also expected to appear on the statewide ballot this year, for Secretary of State, Auditor, and Treasurer. it is likely that the Green Party will also be ballot-qualified after the November 2014 votes are counted. And the Massachusetts Constitution Party may also qualify for the Secretary of State’s race, so it might also become a qualified party in Massachusetts this year, for the first time in its history.