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2012 Ballot access to fewer than 270 electoral votes

The United States presidential election of 2012 is the next United States presidential election, to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will actually elect the President and the Vice President of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen. Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama will run for a second and final term during this election.

The 2012 presidential election will coincide with the United States Senate elections where thirty-three races will be occurring as well as the United States House of Representatives elections to elect the members for the 113th Congress. The election will also encompass eleven gubernatorial races as well as many state legislature races.


Ballot access to fewer than 270 electoral votes

The following parties have gained access to at least one state ballot.


Constitution Party
  • Virgil Goode, former U.S. congressman, from Virginia; vice-presidential nominee: Jim Clymer from Pennsylvania
Candidate Ballot Access:Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming - (257 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: California, Connecticut, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia
Justice Party
  • Rocky Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City and founding member of the Justice Party, from Utah; vice-presidential nominee: Luis J. Rodriguez from California.
Candidate Ballot Access: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington - (152 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas
Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Peta Lindsay, anti-war activist from Pennsylvania; vice-presidential nominee:
Candidate Ballot Access:
Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin - (117 Electoral)
States with Stand-In Candidates - Colorado, Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin (Gloria LaRiva)
America's Party
  • Tom Hoefling, National chairman of America's Party, from Iowa; vice-presidential nominee: J.D. Ellis from Tennessee
Candidate Ballot Access:California, Colorado, Florida - (93 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: Indiana, Texas
Peace and Freedom Party
  • Roseanne Barr, comedian from Hawaii; vice-presidential nominee: Cindy Sheehan from California
Candidate Ballot Access: California, Colorado, Florida - (93 Electoral)
Socialist Party USA
  • Stewart Alexander from California; vice-presidential nominee: Alejandro Mendoza from Texas.
Candidate Ballot Access: Colorado, Florida, New York, Ohio - (85 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: Indiana, Texas
Socialist Workers Party
  • James Harris, political activist, of New York. Vice-presidential nominee: Maura DeLuca of Nebraska
Candidate Ballot Access: Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Washington - (59 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: New York
Objectivist Party
  • Tom Stevens, attorney and 2008 Objectivist Party presidential nominee, of New York; Vice-presidential nominee: Alden Link of New York
Candidate Ballot Access:Colorado, Florida - (38 Electoral)
American Third Position Party
  • Merlin Miller, Independent Filmmaker, of Tennessee; vice-presidential nominee: Virginia Abernethy of Tennessee
Candidate Ballot Access:Colorado, New Jersey, Tennessee - (34 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: Maryland
Reform Party USA
  • Andre Barnett, entrepreneur, from New York; vice-presidential nominee: Ken Cross, former engineer, from Arkansas
Candidate Ballot Access:Florida - (29 Electoral)
Write-In Candidate Access: Texas



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