February 27, 2019- For the 3rd consecutive year, we got a ballot access bill voted through the Senate Elections Committee. Last year the Senate voted it down 17-31. This year it was voted down 16-31. We are not giving up. Will update in April on next course of action.
January 10, 2019- Details forthcoming on a new class in Kokomo on Saturday Jan 26th.....
December 29, 2018- As a result of the 2018 voter turnout, the new requirement for independent and minor party candidates to be on the November 2020 ballot for statewide office is 44,934 signatures. According to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, this is the harshest in the country. We are working with State Senator Greg Walker on a new bill to bring equality to the ballot box. When the bill number is revealed, we will announce it here as well as Facebook and Twitter.
November 23, 2018- VICTORY! Remember the posts below (June 12th and August 24th, respectively)? Well, Jerry R. Jones was elected Greene County Commissioner in North Carolina! This demonstrates that a state party can get on the ballot and win an election in a short amount of time. If it happened in North Carolina, it can be done here!
October 24, 2018- We encourage you to research independent candidates and third party candidates to see which ones are more likely to uphold the Constitution of Indiana than either of the major party candidates.
September 8, 2018- A successful launch to the Class on the Constitution in Greenwood this morning. Extra chairs were used to accommodate the attendees. Please tell your friends in Johnson County and Marion County about the class. The next session is Saturday October 13th.
August 24, 2018- The North Carolina legislature passed an ex post facto law to keep three of our candidates off the ballot. The party in North Carolina sued and won the lawsuit. Ten candidates representing the Constitution Party will be on the ballot. Please tell your friends and family members in N.C.
July 14, 2018- Victory in New Mexico!! The N.M. Constitution Party turned in just over 4,000 signatures on June 28th. 2,565 were needed. The N.M. Secretary of State verified that the party has enough valid signatures, so we will be on the ballot in 2018 and 2020 in N.M.! That makes three states that the party has gained ballot access in 2018, with Hawaii and North Carolina being the other two. We already have ballot access in a number of other states.
June 23, 2018- We are excited that the Constitution Party of North Carolina recently completed a successful ballot access petition drive, gathering over 12,500 signatures. Their validity rate (the percent of valid signatures) of around 81% was very high. In recent years the number of signatures needed in that state was around 92,000. The general assemly there changed the law to make it just under 12,000. The party in N.C. then nominated 10 candidates at their state convention after being declared an official state party. We in Indiana are continuing to work to pass a law improving ballot access here to make it fair and equal, as called for in Article 2, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution.
June 5, 2018- Thank you to an anonymous donor who donated $1,000 in appreciation of Felipe Rios and his efforts to run as a candidate and to spread the message of constitutional government. We will be the best stewards of the money that we can as we are pursuing various marketing avenues to raise awareness of our party.