Maryland Green Party Submits Ballot Access Papers
The Maryland Green Party has reported that they have submitted to their Board of Elections 14,842 signatures to qualify for the ballot for the next two election cycles, 2012-2014.
This should be enough to give us 10,000 valid signatures, although the Board of Elections has been whipsawed by court decisions over the past two years that first made validation of signatures much stricter and then returned to a more reasonable standard. Litigation is ongoing so we can’t know for certain the outcome until the BOE finishes checking our signatures.
The effort was helped by a number of out of state Greens, particularly Audrey Clement of Virginia who crossed the border to work the cold weather on multiple occasions.