Colorado law lets a qualified party remain ballot-qualified if it has at least 1,000 registered members, even if it didn’t run any statewide candidates. Americans Elect registration in Colorado, although small, has been growing very fast, so that the party will automatically be on the ballot in 2014, assuming it keeps its registrants.
At the October 1, 2012 tally, Americans Elect first crossed the 1,000-member threshold, and had 1,197 registered voters. At the October 19 tally, it had 2,443 registrants. At the November 1 tally, it had 3,017. The party’s registration is highest in the First U.S. House district, which is centered on Denver.