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Sixteen States Tallied the Number of Americans Elect Registrants

Published on November 14, 2012, by in General.

This year, Americans Elect became a fully-qualified party in twenty-eight states; also it became ballot-qualified just for President in Alaska and Arkansas. Of those twenty-eight states, nineteen have registration by party. The number of voters who registered as members of Americans Elect is interesting, because the national office of Americans Elect did not encourage voters to register into the party, so the voters who changed their registration were generally acting on their own.

There is no registration data for Delaware, Nevada, and North Carolina for Americans Elect. Delaware simply included all Americans Elect in the “other” category and never bothered to tally them. Nevada followed the same policy. North Carolina State Board of Elections told the counties to convert all Americans Elect registrants to independents, and says it has no data about how many voters ever registered into Americans Elect.

For the other sixteen states, the number of registered voters during 2012 in Americans Elect will be included in the December 1 print edition of Ballot Access News, in a chart that will show the number of registered voters in each qualified party in each state as of the close of registrtion before the election.

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  1. Andy

    “Delaware simply included all Americans Elect in the ‘other’ category and never bothered to tally them.”

    Did Americans Elect ever conduct a paid petition drive or voter registration drive in Delaware? I never heard about them doing anything in that state, so I assumed that it was one of the states that they had not gotten to before they decided to pull the plug.

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