OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Libertarian Party (OKLP) officials on Monday said they had gathered enough signatures to become a recognized political party in Oklahoma for the first time since 2000.
OKLP delivered more than 42,000 signatures on Monday to the state Election Board to be approved. The signatures gathered are more than the 24,745 needed to become a recognized political party.
Once the signatures have been confirmed, Oklahoma voters can then register as a member of the party, and Libertarian candidates can run for office.
OKLP Vice Chair Tina Kelly praised the Oklahoma Legislature for passing a bill last year to reduce the number of signatures needed to become a political party.
The party’s top candidate on the November ballot needs to get 10 percent of the vote in order for Libertarians to remain a recognized political party.