Maryland Libertarian Party Regains Ballot Access
The Maryland Libertarian Party has regained political party status, as the state Board of Elections notified the party that the petition to get back on the ballot was successful.
“I want to thank everyone who helped petition to get back on the ballot, especially under such circumstances where the state of Maryland insisted we had to collect signatures while making it illegal or very difficult to petition in public for much of 2020”, said Maryland LP chair Bob Johnston.
As a result, Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen will appear on the November general election ballot.
The Maryland LP has ballot access through 2022, as political parties that successfully petition appear on the ballot for two full general election cycles. To retain party status in Maryland, the 2022 candidate for Governor must get at least 1% of the vote, or the party must have at least 1% of the registered voters in the state on December 31, 2022.