If you registered to vote as a "Green", you may have received or soon will be receiving a notice from the Board of Elections informing you that the Green Party has been de-certified as a political party and your registration is being changed to "Other - Green". We wanted to answer some questions you may have and recommend how to respond.
Our recommendation is to do nothing at this time. If you simply take no action, you will stay on the voter roll with a record of your past affiliation as "Green", and when the Green Party is once again ballot qualified you will be listed as a "Green" again.
Here are answers to a few questions:
Q: Am I still registered to vote?
A: Yes! You are still registered to vote.
Q: Why is this happening?
A: State law required that all non-principal parties must meet certain qualifications in order to stay ballot-qualified. The Green Party was unable to meet those requirements during the 2022 election, so it has to qualify for the ballot again.
Q: What is the Green Party doing to resolve the situation?
A: We have to collect 10,000 signatures of Maryland voters by summer 2024 in order to qualify for the ballot again (at which point your voter affiliation will be changed back to "Green".)
Q: Can I help get the Green Party back on the ballot?
A: Yes! You can download the petition here. You can sign it yourself and ask your family, friends, and neighbors to sign as well. You can mail petitions to the address at the top of the sheet. Instructions for collecting signatures are here.
Q: Is there anything else I can do to help?
A: Yes, you can make a contribution to help the Baltimore City Green Party hire signature gathers to help the party get back on the ballot.
We are also holding a Maryland Day celebration on Saturday, March 25, at Peabody Heights Brewery to introduce our ballot access drive. Click here for more information and to RSVP on Facebook. You can bring completed petitions there and talk with Greens about how to further assist.
If you have further questions, please contact us at [email protected].