Ballot Status History – Green Party of Alaska

1990: The Green Party of Alaska qualified for statewide ballot status in November 1990

In Alaska, the state defines a ballot status party as a “Recognized Political Party” that is an “organized group of voters that represents a political program and either nominated a candidate for Governor who received at least 3% of the total votes cast for Governor at the preceding General Election or has registered voters equal to 3% of the votes cast for Governor in the last election.”

In 1990, Jim Sykes ran for Governor and received 3.3% and 6,563 votes. The 3.3% surpassed the 3% required to qualify the Green Party of Alaska for the ballot, the first U.S. state in which the Green Party achieved ballot status.

Read:  Ballot qualification report (1990): Green Party of Alaska. Page 1, 2, 3


1994: The Green Party of Alaska retained statewide ballot status in November 1994

Jim Sykes received 3.9% and 7,221 votes for Governor. The 3.9% surpassed the 3% required for the Green Party of Alaska to retain its statewide ballot status.


1998: The Green Party of Alaska retained statewide ballot status in November 1998

Desa Jacobson received 3.0% and 6,608 votes for Governor. The 3.0% reached the 3% required for the Green Party of Alaska to retain its statewide ballot status – but just barely – Jacobson passed the 3% threshold by 12 votes.


2002: The Green Party of Alaska lost its statewide ballot status in November 2002

Diane Benson received 1.6% and 2,926 votes for Governor. The 1.6% did not reach the 3% required for the Green Party of Alaska to retain its statewide ballot status.


2004: The Green Party of Alaska has not regained ballot status since

Since 2002, the Green Party of Alaska has neither received 3% for a statewide race, nor achieved a sufficient number of Green voter registrations to regain ballot status.