Arizona Libertarians Retain Ballot Position

On December 20, the Arizona Secretary of State announced new registration data, as of November 1, 2005. Parties that did not poll 5% for president in 2004 needed to keep their registration above two-thirds of 1%, at this tally, to be on the 2006 ballot. The Arizona Libertarian Party needed 17,764 registrants to remain on, and has 18,476. No other minor party is on the Arizona ballot, although any new party could get still get on by petition.

Ky. Libertarian Registration Kick-Off

On December 16, eight Libertarian residents of Jefferson County, Kentucky (Louisville) appeared together at the County Election Board, to re-register “Libertarian”. Under new Kentucky election regulations, members of certain unqualified parties will now be tallied, but only new registrations will count. The group had arranged for TV coverage. WHAS-TV (channel 11) filmed the group, and it is expected that it will be covered on that channel’s news program the evening of December 16.

Good Illinois Bill Introduced

On December 15, Rep. Paul Froehlich introduced HB 4250, which cuts the number of signatures for an independent candidate for the legislature from 10% of the last vote cast, to 5%. The current Illinois requirement is the only one in the nation higher than 5% of the number of registered voters.