Please Help Get Libertarian Candidates on the Ballot !
The old parties have unfairly rigged the election laws to keep their competition off the ballot. To offer voters a real choice, Libertarian Party candidates must collect thousands more nominating petition signatures in order to appear on the November 6 ballot. You can help crash through these artificial barriers.
Please download and print our official nominating petition here:
INSTRUCTIONS: The above nominating petition must be printed on legal-size (8.5” x 14”) white paper, both sides. (You cannot print page 1 on one sheet and page 2 on another sheet and use them either separately or fastened together.) Do not make stray marks on the sheets (don't worry if there are some, just don't make any extra ones). Don't number your sheets and don't make notes on them.
All signers must be registered voters, but they may have any party affiliation. All signers on the same sheet must be in the same county. The name of that county must be filled in on the sheet in the designated blank. If you get a signer from a different county, start a new sheet and write the name of the new county on it. If you have a sheet with a local candidate, signers must live in that district, if the district spans multiple counties signers must also be segregated by county. Always carry some blank statewide sheets so that when potential signers are out of district or county that you can get their signatures for our state-wide slate of candidates.
You will find that you need to supervise each signer as many will make mistakes if not coached. The most common error occurs in the “City, Boro or Twp.” column. This must be the municipality in which the voter is registered and it frequently is not the same as the city in the voter’s mailing address.
Whenever you accumulate a few sheets, go to a notary to sign them. Whenever you have sheets to turn in, turn in all of your sheets (including ones that may not be completely filled with signatures), so that we can start processing them sooner and have a more up-to-date count. Before you can turn in sheets, you must fill out the "Affidavit of Qualified Elector" on the back in the presence of a Notary Public who must then notarize the paper. You can find free or inexpensive notaries at your bank or insurance agent or the AAA. Not doing the affidavit correctly will void all of the signatures on the sheet. NOTE: All notarized petitions must be delivered to the below address on or before July 27, 2012, in order to be timely filed.
When you sign that statement, you are making a statement under penalty of perjury that you witnessed all of those people signing your sheets. That means that you must actually witness every signature going onto that paper. Each person circulating must keep track of their own sheets and go to the notary and do their own affidavit. Each circulator must be registered to vote in Pennsylvania at the address they write on their affidavit. If you have moved and not re-registered, either use your old address and wait until August 1 to re-register or go into your county elections office and re-register in person at least 1 day before collecting any signatures; photocopy your registration form and ask the desk to stamp it or write a receipt when you turn in your new registration form.
Mail completed petitions to: John Karr
800 North Second Street, PMB #139
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(Note that this is a “PMB” and not a “POB”; using the wrong box designation will result in non-delivery of items if sent by US Postal Service.) If you have any questions or need assistance, email: Election@LPPA.org