Arkansas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014
Arkansas Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State • Attorney General
Arkansas has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.
- Debra Hobbs - State Rep.
- Tim Griffin - U.S. Rep.
- Andy Mayberry - State Rep.
- John Burkhalter - Former State Highway Commissioner
- Chris Olson
Declined, withdrew, other former candidates
Ballot access for political parties
In Arkansas, the process to establish a political party is tied to the votes cast in a presidential or gubernatorial election. In order to initially put candidates on the ballot, political parties must submit a petition with 10,000 signatures. Then, in order to maintain that status beyond the election year in which they submit such a petition, their candidate for governor or president must receive at least three percent of the votes cast for that office.
In 2012, both the Libertarian and Green parties of Arkansas qualified to put candidates on the ballot, but then their candidates did not receive enough votes for the parties to maintain their ballot status. In the fall of 2013, both parties submitted new petitions and were qualified to put candidates on the 2014 ballot. In order to maintain their status as political parties without needing to petition for the 2016 elections, their candidates for governor must receive at least three percent of the vote.
- Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
- Arkansas state executive official elections, 2014
- State executive official elections, 2014
- Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor Quitting Under Pressure," January 10, 2014
- Arkansas Times, "Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to resign Feb. 1, cites politics, family," January 10, 2014
- Arkansas News, "Republican candidate switches to lieutenant governor’s race," February 12, 2014
- Roll Call, "Tim Griffin to run for Lt. Gov. in Arkansas," February 13, 2014
- Andy Mayberry for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 13, 2014
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- Arkansas Times, "John Burkhalter resigns from Highway Commission to focus on lieutenant governor race," October 4, 2013
- Christopher Olson for Lieutenant Governor Facebook Page, "Timeline," accessed February 27, 2014
- thv11.com, "Libertarian Party holds annual state convention," February 22, 2014
- Arkansas Times, "Dianne Curry Joins race for lieutenant governor," June 11, 2013
- Charlie Collins for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 13, 2014
- Arkansas Code, "Title 7, Section 1-101-21," accessed December 3, 2013
- Arkansas House Bill 2036, "An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Certain Procedural Dates In Election; To Amend the Law Concerning Certain Petitions; And For Other Purposes," Approved April 18, 2013
- Libertarian Party of Arkansas Website, "History of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas," accessed December 5, 2013
- Green Party of Arkansas Website, "Ballot Access," accessed December 5, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, "New Political Party Petition--Green Party," November 6, 2013
- UALR Public Radio, "Poll: Ross, Hutchinson In Virtual Dead Heat In Governor’s Race," April 6, 2014
State of Arkansas
Little Rock (capital)
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