Let's Get Jill on the Ballot in Georgia!

 

Regarding Our Efforts in Georgia

Friends, we have had several inquiries now about why Georgia came up short, and we are relegated to write in status there. The only short answer is that not enough of the signatures we turned in were deemed valid by the Secretary of State’s office.

 

Unfortunately, even though we submitted over 11,000 signatures, only 5925 were deemed valid. 7500 were needed. We were not the only campaign to fail to make the ballot- Nonaffiliated candidate Rocky De La Fuente submitted 14,500 signatures and still did not meet the 7500 threshold.

 

Many of you remember that in March 2016, the US District Court lowered the number required from 54,000 to 7500- so we were very excited at the opportunity to make the ballot for the first time in history. But the petitioning process there is so difficult that even with the outstanding efforts of our Green Party organizers and paid petitioners, it wasn’t to be.

 

Georgia petition requirements are among the worst in the nation. The petitions need to be printed double sided on 8 1/2 x 14 pages. There has to be a separate page for each county, signers need to put their birthdates and residential addresses, and the sheets have to be notarized.

 

We have just received a disc from the state which identifies why signatures were not accepted. You can be sure we will be poring over that in the days to come.

 

We are now in the process of initiating a write-in education campaign and we will do our best to make sure every Georgia voter knows the correct way to cast a write-in vote.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Rick Lass
Ballot Access Coordinator
Jill Stein for President
505-920-0540

 

 


NOTICE: Final deadline for petitions is 6:00 p.m. Monday (July 11) night. There will be a notary at XXX. Contact XXX

 

First, please click here to make sure you've signed up at our volunteer page to get Jill on the ballot. Check the box “I will petition to get Jill Stein on the ballot.”

Here's how you can get started to help get Jill Stein and the Green Party on the ballot in Georgia. We need volunteers to collect signatures from registered voters in Georgia on a specific petitioning sheet. All the information you need to self-start is available on this page, including how to get connected with other petitioners in your state.

In Georgia, we have until July 12 to collect 7,500 signatures to get Jill Stein on the ballot as a Green. Please get in touch with your statewide and regional contacts to hit the streets petitioning. A quick way to get in touch is to join the Georgia ballot access planning / discussion Facebook group ("Put Jill Stein on the Ballot in Georgia").

 

Download the Petition Sheet Here*

 

* In Georgia, petition sheets must be printed on 8 1⁄2 × 14 inch ("legal-size") paper and must be notarized. Petition sheets must be printed double-sided: the affidavit MUST appear on the back and should not be upside down relative to the front side. Please get in touch with statewide and regional coordinators for more information on notarizing sheets and submitting them.

 

 

Additional Downloadable Resources

Jill2016 Campaign Flyers
8.5 x 11 inch Petitioning Display Sign

 

Regional Coordinators

Our petitioning drive is complete.

XXX – North Atlanta area and north suburbs (counties: North Fulton, Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Pickens, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Barrow, Douglas)

XXX – South suburbs of Atlanta (counties: South Fulton, Clayton, Henry, Fayette, Spalding, Coweta)

XXX – Augusta area

XXX – Athens area

XXX – Brunswick area

XXX – Western GA, including Carroll County

XXX – Savannah

XXX – Savannah


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