The Oklahoma Election Board has determined that the Libertarian Party’s petition for party status is valid. This is the first time any party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, has been qualified in Oklahoma since November 2000, except that Americans Elect qualified in 2011 but then didn’t run any candidates. Oklahoma voters may now register into the Libertarian Party and election officials will tally them. Current voter registration forms have a blank line in the part of the card that asks about party affiliation.
The most difficult petition requirement the Libertarian Party must now complete, in order to have its presidential nominee on the ballot in all states in 2016, is the Illinois requirement, 25,000 signatures.