Libertarians, Green Party seek access to Oklahoma ballot
By: Sean Murphy Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Libertarian and Green parties announced plans Monday to launch signature drives to have their parties and candidates officially recognized in Oklahoma.
Representatives of the two groups held a news conference in the rotunda at the state Capitol to announce that despite their political differences, the two parties planned to work together on the signature effort.
“A majority of Oklahomans want more choices on the ballot,” said Micah Gamino, a Green Party representative for the group Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform. “We believe that competition is good for democracy.”
The two parties have submitted formal notice to the Oklahoma Election Board, which is a required step to get their candidates listed on the ballot by party.