Americans Elect announced today that it has achieved a line on the ballot in Oregon for its alternative presidential ticket in the general election this November. Last month, Americans Elect volunteers filed more than 35,000 signatures of registered Oregon voters in favor of more choices on the presidential ballot.
“We are using technology to truly innovate the political process, bringing political power to all voters, regardless of their party affiliation or location,” said Elliot Ackerman, COO of Americans Elect. “AmericansElect.org is about creating fundamental change to the nominating process, laying the groundwork to take power away from the political parties and put it into the hands of voters and instigating real reform which challenges the status quo in our country.”
Oregon now joins 26 other states in opening up the presidential ballot for voters to have a direct voice in who their choices will be when they head to the polls this November. Americans Elect has also gained ballot access in Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
“With this petition, the citizens of Oregon have chosen direct representation over politics as usual,” said Peter Arno, Americans Elect Northwest Regional Director. “Our nation faces great challenges and our future depends on solutions only great leadership can provide. A nation that empowers its people with a direct voice today, will define that leadership for generations to come.”
The group recently delayed their online caucus process due to limited voter participation.