N.C. Libertarians Back On Ballot In '08
The State Board of Elections certified the Libertarians as an official party Thursday after confirming that party officials had exceeded the numerical threshold of signatures required by state law.
The certification means the party can offer a slate of candidates for president, governor, the Legislature and other races that will get on the ballot. Libertarian leaders had turned in nearly 73,000 signatures last week to the state board offices. They needed to filed at least 69,734 signatures by June 2.
The Libertarians have been on the ballot for all but one presidential election since 1976. They are currently in a lawsuit challenging what they call an unreasonably high signature requirement.