Libertarians, Green Party seek access to Oklahoma ballot

Libertarians, Green Party seek access to Oklahoma ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Republican and Democrat may not be the only two parties on Oklahoma's 2016 presidential ballot.

The Libertarian and Green parties plan to launch a signature drive to get their party's nominees on the ballot, and a new state law is expected to aid in that effort. The two parties scheduled a joint news conference Monday at the state Capitol to announce their plans.

Under current law, political parties must gather signatures from registered voters equal to 5 percent of the votes cast in the last general election for governor or president, which would be about 41,000 based on 2014 turnout in the governor's race.

The law going into effect in November reduces that number to 3 percent in last gubernatorial election, which would be about 25,000 signatures.

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