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Working Families Party is Now Qualified in Vermont

Published on December 21, 2009, by in General.

The Working Families Party has filed its paperwork in Vermont to be a ballot-qualified minor party. There are now Working Families on the ballot in six states. The other five are Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Oregon, and South Carolina (the party in Connecticut is ballot-qualified for some offices, including all five U.S. House seats, but not for any statewide offices).

10 Responses

  1. This is going to be interesting to analyze where they fit in regards to the Democrats, Progressives, and Liberty Unionists (if that’s the correct demonym).

    What are the requirements to become a ballot-qualified minor party in Vermont? The Pirate Party is interested.

  2. Richard

    The procedure is easy but the timing is very severe. A group must file documents showing that it has town committees in any 10 towns, by Dec. 31, 2009, if it wants to be a qualified minor party in the 2010 elections. But a group that doesn’t do that is also free to submit petitions for its nominees, and those petitions aren’t due until September 2010, and they permit a party label. So there are really 2 ways to be a party in Vermont.

  3. natural born citizen party

    ACORN is very active in VT. ACORN connected in many way to WFP social-justice census worker/ voter enrollment / registration contractor payments from US are the issue in Brooklyn USDC-NYED tomorrow (Tuesday) in Brooklyn, NY. (ACORN v US) — home of much of the WFP leadership.

  4. What are the requirements for the petition by September?

  5. randallthayes

    Vaughn,

    I think the information you requested can be found here:

    http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/becomeacandidate.html

    Information on the other method can be found here:

    http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/partyorganization.html

  6. For 2010, the statewide petitions are only 500 signatures. But in 2012, for president, it is 1,000, but the other statewide races are each 500 in 2012 also.

  7. Demo Rep

    How many extremist leftwing / rightwing party hack groups can there be — trying to get ballot acess ???

    See the old Socialist X parties and their nonstop infighting — the ongoing Reform Party infighting, etc.

  8. Phil Sawyer

    Vaughn Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:13 am
    This is going to be interesting to analyze where they fit in regards to the Democrats, Progressives, and Liberty Unionists (if that’s the correct demonym).

    What are the requirements to become a ballot-qualified minor party in Vermont? The Pirate Party is interested.

    Phil Sawyer replies:

    Yes, one can hardly wait to see the reaction from the Vermont Liberty Union Party!

  9. Don Lake: More parties, more democracy!

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