Ballot Status History – Green Party of Delaware

2000: The Green Party of Delaware qualified for statewide ballot status in March 2000.

In Delaware in 2000,  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.1% of all registered voters. In 2000 that number was 235.

The Green Party of Delaware had 435 Green registrants by the March 2000 deadline for the November 2000 elections, and thus achieved ballot status for that election, as of that date, and subsequently retained a number of Green registrations over the 0.1% of registered vote threshold through 2010.


2010: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status via legislative remedy

On February 1st, 2010 the Governor of Delaware signed a law raising the state party ballot qualification percentage from 0.1% to 0.2% of all registered voters – or 612 registrants. However the 0.05% requirement was retained until 2011. Why?

Since the Green Party of Delaware had approximately 565 registered voters at that time at the time the law was signed, it would have lost ballot status because after April 1 when the state officially entered primary season, during which no one can change party registration. However, a coalition of Delaware’s minor parties reminded the Delaware Commissioner of Elections that it was unconstitutional to change ballot access laws in an election year. In response a temporary rescinding of the law was passed by both houses of the Delaware state legislature and signed by the Governor, restoring the 0.1% standard until the end of 2010, at which time the 0.2% standard took effect.


2012: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status in WHEN 2012.

In Delaware in 2012,  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.2% of all registered voters. For 2012 that number was 607.

The Green Party of Delaware had 636 Green registrants by the WHEN 2012 deadline for the November 2012 elections, and thus achieved ballot status for that election.


2014: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status in WHEN 2012.

In Delaware in 2014,  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.2% of all registered voters.  For 2012 that number was 636.

The Green Party of Delaware had 663 Green registrants by the WHEN 2014 deadline for the November 2014 elections, and thus achieved ballot status for that election.


2016: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status in WHEN 2012.

In Delaware in 2016  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.2% of all registered voters. For 2012 that number was 653

The Green Party of Delaware had 661 Green registrants by the WHEN 2016 deadline for the November 2016 elections, and thus achieved ballot status for that election.


2018: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status in WHEN 2018.

In Delaware in 2018,  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.2% of all registered voters. For 2012 that number was 688.

The Green Party of Delaware had 780 Green registrants by the WHEN 2018 deadline for the November 2018 elections, and thus achieved ballot status for that election.


2020: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status in WHEN 2020.

In Delaware in 2020,  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.2% of all registered voters. For 2012 that number was 713.

The Green Party of Delaware had 710 Green registrants by the WHEN 2020 deadline, but then on October 1 had 719.


2022: The Green Party of Delaware retained statewide ballot status in WHEN 2022.

In Delaware in 2022,  the criteria for state party ballot status was for a party to have at least 0.2% of all registered voters. For 2022 that number was 713.

The Green Party of Delaware had 737 Green registrants by the WHEN 2000 deadline, and did not have ballot status for the November 2022 elections.