The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article at Ballot Access News written by the widely-respected election expert and advocate for third party/independent ballot access Richard Winger. Take a look at this excerpt:
California Assembly member Chad Mayes has introduced AB 446. It would make it easier for a new or previously unqualified party to get on the ballot. For a party that merely wants to be on the upcoming ballot for president, it would reduce the petition from 10% of the last gubernatorial vote to 1% of the last gubernatorial vote.
It would also ease the vote test for a party to remain qualified, from 2% for a statewide office to one-half of 1% in the primary. Thanks to Mike Feinstein for this news.
Access the article here. Democracy Chronicles has put together an in-depth review of the majority of America’s third parties in a handy overview where all the country’s political parties, other than the two big parties, are separated into categories and contextualized. Links to their websites and party platforms are included too. See the overview of all American political parties at Democracy Chronicles Third Party Central.