Ballot Status History – Green Party of Nevada

1996: The Green Party of Nevada qualified for statewide ballot status in May 1996.

There are four possible criteria for qualification for minor party status in Nevada, with which comes statewide ballot access:

1) receive an amount of votes in any county, state legislative or state or federal statewide race, equal to 1% of the total vote cast in the state’s two Congressional districts; or 2) have at least 1% of the registered voters in the state; or 3) submit an amount of petition signatures for minor party¬† status equal to 1% of the total vote cast in the state’s two Congressional districts; or 4) submit a petition with 250 signatures on behalf of a statewide candidate with 100 signatures on behalf of a non-statewide candidate.

In May 1996, the Green Party of Nevada submitted more than the 3,761 valid petition signatures to qualify for statewide ballot status.


1996: The Green Party of Nevada retained statewide ballot status in November 1996.

The criteria for retaining of statewide ballot status in Nevada is the same as to qualify.

In November 1996, Green presidential candidate Ralph Nader received 4,730 votes and 1.02% of the vote. This narrowly surpassed the 1% (4,498 votes) needed to retain minor party status and statewide ballot status.


1998: The Green Party of Nevada lost statewide ballot status in November 1998.

The Green Party of Nevada did not run any candidates in 1998, nor did it petition to retain its ballot status.


2000: The Green Party of Nevada qualified for statewide ballot status in November 2000.

The criteria for retaining of statewide ballot status in Nevada is the same as to qualify.

In November 2000, Green presidential candidate Ralph Nader received 15,008 votes and 2.46% for president. This was more than the 1% statewide needed to retain minor party status and statewide ballot status.


2002: The Green Party of Nevada retained statewide ballot status in November 2002.

Secretary of State candidate Paul Lenart received 7,602 votes and 1.54% of the vote. This was sufficient to reach the 1% required to retain minor party status and statewide ballot status.


2004: The Green Party of Nevada lost statewide ballot status in November 2004.

In November 2008, Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney received 1,411 votes, less than 1% statewide needed to retain minor party status and statewide ballot status.


2006: The Green Party of Nevada qualified for statewide ballot status in summer 2006 and retained statewide ballot status in November 2006.>

The Green Party of Nevada petitioned to place Green gubernatorial candidate Craig Berland on the November 2006 general election ballot and submitted more than the 250 signatures necessary to qualify.

In November 2006, Berland received 6,753 votes and 1.16% of the vote. This was more than the 1% statewide needed to retain minor party status and statewide ballot status.


2008: The Green Party of Nevada lost statewide ballot status in November 2004.

In November 2008, Green presidential candidate Cynthia received 1,411 votes, less than 1% statewide needed to retain minor party status and statewide ballot status.