Americans Elect party qualifies

After a strong petition gathering drive (covered in a previous article), the Americans Elect party has qualified for the ballot in California. The announcement, made by Secretary of State Debra Bowen yesterday, means that the AEP will appear on the ballot in both the 2012 and 2014 elections.

According to information gathered from the Americans Elect website, the goal of the party is to provide an alternative candidate to those selected by the major parties.

The addition of the AEP brings the number of parties in California back from six to seven, where it had been since the disqualification of the Natural Law Party in 2006.