Politics1 Has Very Helpful Chart of Which Presidential Candidates are on Which Ballots; Chart Includes Write-in Filing Also

Politics1 has this very useful chart, showing which presidential candidates are on the ballot in each state. The chart also includes write-in filing. Of course, the deadline for filing for write-in status in most states is still in the future, so that part of the chart isn’t complete.

It is very difficult to be perfectly accurate. BAN believes the Politics1 chart, as last updated on September 14, has these errors: for Stewart Alexander, Ohio should be shown as on, and Iowa should not be shown as on. For Virgil Goode, Kansas and Oregon should not be shown as on, and New Hampshire should have a question mark. For the list of those candidates who don’t fit on the chart: for Colorado, Randall Terry only has write-in status so his name should not be in bold; for Utah, Nelson Keyton only has write-in status so his name should not be in bold; for Louisiana, Andre Barnett should not be listed. Also Kansas should list Chuck Baldwin. Although it is conceivable that the Kansas Reform Party could still change its nomination from Baldwin to Goode, this appears very unlikely.

There are four presidential candidates who are on the ballot in three states: Roseanne Barr, Tom Hoefling, Merlin Miller, and Randall Terry. The chart gives Barr and Hoefling their own column but puts the other two at the bottom of the chart.

There are 27 individuals who are running for President and who are listed on the ballot in at least one state. The previous record was 23, which occurred in both 2008 and 1992. For purposes of this statistic, when a party has a presidential candidate who doesn’t meet the constitutional qualifications to be President, and therefore has a stand-in in some states but not other states, that is counted as one candidate, not two. Thanks to Darryl Perry for the link.

19 comments

  1. How many candidates are needed to have MORE or LESS government – more/less taxes/borrowing/spending ???

    Will the Donkeys/Elephants really crack down on 3rd parties and independents in 2013 (i.e. de facto wipe them OUT) —- since they mess up minority rule gerrymander math ??? Stay tuned.


    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  2. el pee (on) R,D · · Reply

    ” Also Kansas should list Chuck Baldwin. Although it is conceivable that the Kansas Reform Party could still change its nomination from Baldwin to Goode, this appears very unlikely.”

    I thought you and/or IPR reported earlier that they had?

  3. el pee (on) R,D · · Reply

    Is Oklahoma a definitive miss for Johnson or still a question mark?

  4. el pee (on) R,D · · Reply

    “There are three presidential candidates who are on the ballot in three states: Tom Hoefling, Merlin Miller, and Randall Terry. The chart gives Hoefling his own column but puts the other two at the bottom of the chart.”

    Isn’t Roseanne Barr also on in three? CA, CO, FL

  5. #4, good point. I’ll fix the post.

  6. I thought it was reported that Goode is now the Kansas Reform Party nominee rather than Baldwin. Is it still uncertain whether it will be Baldwin or Goode on the Kansas ballot?

  7. Jeff Becker · · Reply

    Virgil Goode is definitely an official write-in in West Virginia. The filing deadline for write-ins here is Tuesday and the Secretary of State will most likely have a certified list of them posted online shortly thereafter.

  8. Alexander is also on in Vermont as the Liberty Union Party candidate

  9. Am I right that Goode will be on enough states for exactly 270 electoral votes?

  10. Richard Winger · · Reply

    #9, the same Vermont bill in 2009 that moved the independent petition deadline from September to June also said that ballot-qualified parties that nominate by convention (instead of primary) must certify their nominees by June, not September. So although Liberty Union nominated Stewart Alexander in August, the state won’t put him on the ballot. The law still lets qualified major parties certify their presidential nominee as late as September. The discriminatory law could have been overturned in court, but Liberty Union was unable to find an attorney.

  11. #11- Thanks for the clarification. By the way it was Alexander, not Anderson, they nominated.

  12. Richard Winger · · Reply

    #12, thanks! I fixed my own comment to correct my original error.

  13. […] Emergent parties. Ballot access: Handy chart. “Obama and Romney and have automatic ballot status in all 50 states and DC, so they are not included” (but see for corrections). […]

  14. The SP ticket of Stewart Alexander and Alex Mendoza is confirmed to be on the ballot in Colorado, Florida, and Ohio. A federal lawsuit that will determine its presence on the Michigan still remains pending, with a preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for this Wednesday.

  15. el pee (on) R,D · · Reply

    Stewart is also on the ballot in a 4th state…..NY?

  16. el pee (on) R,D · · Reply

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2012#Ballot_access_to_270_or_more_electoral_votes for yet another party on the ballot in three states, Colorado, Louisana and Wisconsin.

    Your spam filter eats my comment when I mention the candidate or party by name. It’s a leftist party.

  17. el pee (on) R,D · · Reply

    @15 irt Michigan is there any cooperation with Johnson on the lawsuits? If not, could there be?

  18. Emmett Eaton · · Reply

    If Barnett does not make the Louisiana ballot, then is it correct to say that the Reform Party nominee is only on the ballot in Florida?

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