Signature Requirements for New Party Recognition
In order to be recognized for Federal, Statewide, and Legislative races in the 2024 Primary and General Elections, an aspiring political party must submit to the Secretary of State a minimum of 34,127 valid signatures. For further guidance on the creation of a New Party, refer to Chapter 15 of the 2019 Elections Procedures Manual.
Appointments are required for new party petition filings. Email [email protected] to request an appointment a minimum of two weeks in advance of your preferred date. We recommend reaching out at least one week in advance to meet with our office to discuss the New Party Petition Filing process. More information regarding the deadline for the 2024 cycle will be posted in early 2023.
Please contact your County Recorder's Office if you wish to apply for county-level recognition.