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State of Oklahoma: Allow third party candidates for President  on the Oklahoma ballot
  • Petitioned State of Oklahoma

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State of Oklahoma

State of Oklahoma: Allow third party candidates for President on the Oklahoma ballot

    1. Ariana Eakle
    2. Petition by

      Ariana Eakle

      Stigler, OK

In Oklahoma this election we will only have a choice to vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. We will not even have the option of writing in another candidate. In fact, we have not had a third party candidate on the ballot in Oklahoma since 2000.

I think this is unjust, and so far two US Congressional Candidates, an Oklahoma Congressional Candidate, plus a whole lot of other folks agree with me.

Oklahoma is the second most difficult state in our union to gain ballot access in. Currently, third parties require upwards of 50,000 signatures to make it on the ballot. It was not always this way...it took only 5000 signatures until 1974. This petition aims to put pressure upon our state leadership to change our ballot access requirements back to the 1974 standards.

Please sign this petition and then pass it along via email and social media so that it can be promoted as widely as possible.

Please help us to gain the options 87.4% of registered voters nationwide already take for granted.

Cordially,

Ariana

You can join the accompanying Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-Ballot-Access-Reform/233366626792306

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. 1000 Signatures

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations everyone, we have 1000 signatures! Additionally the Facebook page "Americans United for Oklahoma Ballot Access Reform" has now broken 500 likes. There are many great original memes about third parties on the page if you would like to check it out.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Article Published About Our Cause

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      I published an article about our cause. Feel free to message me with your feedback, and please share it.

      http://www.policymic.com/articles/17527/gary-johnson-is-not-on-the-oklahoma-ballot-that-is-why-ballot-reform-is-needed-in-the-state

    5. 750 Signatures

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations everyone! We are doing a fantastic job at getting the word out. Take the time today to post about the petition on your social media sites. On Facebook if you just copy+paste the URL into your status then it will provide a preview to your friends that shows them everything they need to know with minimal effort required on your part.

      Petition URL: www.change.org/petitions/state-of-oklahoma-allow-third-party-candidates-for-president-on-the-oklahoma-ballot#

      You will hear from me again when we hit 1000. Don't forget to check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Oklahoma.Ballot.Access.Reform

      Have a great day!

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. 600 Signatures

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      I'm proud of us! Keep up the good work everyone!

      Also, don't forget to check out "Americans United for Oklahoma Ballot Access Reform" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oklahoma.Ballot.Access.Reform/info

      The Facebook page now has 201 likes!

    8. 500 Signatures

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations everyone, our hard work is paying off! Keep sharing this movement with all your friends. You can bet I'm still posting about it on every website and Facebook group that will let me.

      Additionally, the Facebook Page is now at 134 likes!
      https://www.facebook.com/Oklahoma.Ballot.Access.Reform

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. 416 Supporters and News Coverage of the Cause

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      We crossed the 400 mark earlier this morning. Thank you for all your dedication everyone!

      I have been dissatisfied with Oklahoma's exclusionist ballot access laws for some time, but I was inspired to start this petition by the efforts of US Congressional Candidates Donna Bebo and RJ Harris. There was a rally held on the state Capitol steps calling for ballot reform last month, and if I had heard of it sooner than the day after it happened you can bet I would have been there!

      http://newsok.com/third-party-oklahoma-voters-seek-easier-ballot-access/article/3717072

      Oklahomans are calling for reform, and voicing their dissatisfaction with the two-party duopoly. Please continue to spread the word!

      Third-party Oklahoma voters seek easier ballot access

      "Everyone should have a voice," said Donna Bebo, of Fletcher, a Democratic candidate for the 4th Congressional District. "I don't believe that any vote is a wasted vote." R.J. Harris, an independent candidate for the 4th Congressional District who earlier sought the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination, criticized lawmakers for wanting to keep only the Democratic and Republican parties on the ballot.

    11. Facebook Page and Emails

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      Greetings everyone,

      We now have a Facebook page promoting this petition. Please like it and share it with all your friends and pages. The more exposure we can get the more likely we are to succeed in securing Oklahomans their rights!

      According to Change.org their most successful petitions are characterized by extensive email marketing by the signers of their petitions as well as by the petition creators. Please take your dedication to this cause a step further and invite all your friends and colleagues to stand with you.

      The Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Oklahoma.Ballot.Access.Reform

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    12. Reached 250 signatures
    13. Last Email

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      Sorry folks, I jumped the gun a bit on the email I just sent out by saying we already have 250 signatures. There are currently 233 signatures, but at the rate of growth we have been experiencing the last 24 hours we may well be at 250 before the sun goes down Oklahoma time.

      View a similar petition here:
      http://www.change.org/petitions/american-voters-allow-gary-johnson-and-jill-stein-to-be-part-of-the-presidential-debates

      Adam Gibson, the originator of the above petition, emailed his 7800+ supporters inviting them to sign our petition as well. Let us thank him by signing his!

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    14. 200 Signatures

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      This petition has now been featured on ballot-access.org, beforeitsnews.com, and thirdpartypolitics.us.

      Additionally the Facebook pages Bleeding Heart Liberal and Oklahoma Libertarian Party have shared the petition.

      Check out our facebook page here:

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-Ballot-Access-Reform/233366626792306

      Ballot Access News

      October 17th, 2012 On July 17, U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story dismissed the lawsuit Green Party of Georgia v Kemp, before the state had even filed its Answer to the Complaint. The Green and Constitution Parties immediately filed for reconsideration, but three months later, that request for reconsideration is still pending.

    15. 100 Signature Milestone

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      We are at 102 signatures! We are really getting the message out there!

    16. Reached 100 signatures
    17. We are making progress!

      Ariana Eakle
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations folks! We have reached fifty signatures in less than a week! We are approaching viral levels, please keep helping me get the message out there! If you can get five of your friends to share this petition then we will truly get the message out there. Read some of those comments...they make me proud.

    18. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Danielle Spence-Tidd DEL CITY, OK
      • 9 months ago

      I am tired of OK mandating voters choose from two evils every election.

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    • Chris Atkinson CLAREMORE, OK
      • 9 months ago

      Because both parties have had 150 years to prove the merits of their ideology and neither has proven themselves superior to the other.

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    • Dianne Boggs COPAN, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      Because not having a third party impedes my right to free speech. I cannot voice my opinion at the ballot.

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    • Toomas Lepik MOORE, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      The need for more choices

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    • Gretta Lepik MOORE, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      Am not happy with 2 party elections.

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