Minnesota May Have Eleven Presidential Candidates on the Ballot This Year

Nine presidential petitions have been submitted to the Minnesota Secretary of State. If they are all valid, then Minnesota will have eleven presidential candidates on the November ballot. In Minnesota, as in half the states, independent candidates are free to choose a partisan label other than just the word “independent.”

The petitions are for the presidential nominees of these parties: Constitution, Grassroots, Green, Justice, Libertarian, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist, and Socialist Workers. Also one independent presidential candidate. Dean Morstad, filed.

Minnesota had eleven presidential candidates on the November 1996 ballot. Thanks to Jim Ivey for this news.

12 comments

  1. 11, that’s a good number. Inclusiveness with some minor restrictions on it is a great way to do ballot access.

  2. Jim Ivey · · Reply

    A couple of additional note:
    1) It may be twelve. A volunteer for the Justice Party indicated that he thought Roseanne Barr’s campaign had also submitted signatures. The sheet at the Secretary of State’s office listing submitted petitions didn’t show them on it this morning, but it doesn’t necessarily get updated immediately. Five of those submissions were yesterday, August 21, on the final day of filing, and they’re shown on the list, but there might have been more that didn’t get recorded.
    2) Dean Morstad’s party label was listed as “Constitutional Government”.

  3. Jim Ivey · · Reply

    If anyone’s curious, here’s a photo of the submission sheet from the MN SoS office: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151108213837280

  4. Jim Ivey · · Reply

    And one more… here’s the link to the MN SoS website, where listings are updated after petitions are reviewed and approved. http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?federal=True

  5. Brad Cox · · Reply

    So was it ever confirmed that Roseanne submitted signatures or not??

  6. richard is Minn. the only state that allows at the polls voter registration?

  7. @7 I don’t think so, I’ve heard other states do it

  8. Jim Ivey · · Reply

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_Day_voter_registration:

    “Eight states have some form of Election Day voter registration: Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Washington DC. Montana began Election Day voter registration in 2006, and Iowa in 2008. Connecticut and Rhode Island also have Election Day registration, but only for presidential elections. (North Dakota, unique among the states, has no voter registration requirement at all.)”

  9. […] a b “Minnesota May Have Eleven Presidential Candidates on the Ballot This Year”. Ballot Access News. Retrieved August 23rd, […]

  10. […] a b “Minnesota May Have Eleven Presidential Candidates on the Ballot This Year”. Ballot Access News. Retrieved August 23rd, […]

  11. Dean Morstad’s party label was listed as “Constitutional Government”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: