Americans Elect gains spot on Wyoming ballot

Feb 27, 2012

A group trying to mount a novel third-party presidential campaign has gained a spot on the Wyoming general election ballot.

Secretary of State Max Maxfield announced Monday that the Americans Elect party gathered enough signatures of registered voters in the state to be added to the November ballot.

Americans Elect needed 3,740 signatures to gain ballot access as a provisional party. The organization submitted more than 7,000 signatures.

The Republican and Democratic parties will be listed on both the primary and general election ballots.

The Libertarian Party and Americans Elect will only appear on the November ballot since they nominate their candidates by convention and not by primary.

Americans Elect is an online effort that seeks to choose a presidential candidate in a process that includes a virtual convention.