Green Party of Idaho Kicks Off Petition Drive

Boise, ID, February 12, 2018:  Green Party of Idaho is moving forward with a petition drive to have the Green Party recognized as a political party in the State of Idaho. Allowing Idahoans to register and run for office as Green. 13,809 valid signatures will need to be collected from registered voters by August, 2018 for the Green Party to achieve ballot access.

Leadership at Green Party of Idaho says there has been an uptick on interest in the Green Party since the Presidential election and thinks now is the perfect time to establish the party in Idaho. Their platforms and policies are based in math, science, and logic, following four basic pillars; Ecology, Peace, Democracy, and Social Justice. With the current GOP administration making rapid policy changes and disheartened Democrats feeling displaced, voters are curious about other options.

“The Green Party offers something unique that we haven’t seen in Idaho for nearly two generations, an opportunity to make Idaho into what it once was, rather than just another state in the Americana landscape,” says District 21 State Senate Candidate, Joseph Evans of Meridian, who is running on a Green Party platform. He cites the renewed importance in local economy, grassroots democracy, and encourages citizens to get involved and get informed.

“Our two party system isn’t cutting it for some voters,” comments Green Party of Idaho Treasurer, Alicia Abbott, of Sandpoint, “Watching both Democrats and Republicans continue to favor lobbyists and corporations over hardworking Americans, has definitely increased interest in the Green Party platform over the past year.”

Petitioning to have the Green Party of Idaho recognized has already begun, with volunteer crews located all over the state. In addition to petitioning, they are actively looking for statewide leadership. For more information on the Green Party of Idaho platforms or how you can get involved with their movement, visit them online or follow them on all social media platforms @idgreens.

Idaho Green Party Volunteers Put Jill Stein on the Ballot


Volunteers throughout Idaho collected more than 3,000 signatures. County clerks have verified over 1,000 so far. Idaho requires at least 1,000 verified signatures to put a presidential candidate on the state ballot. All signatures and other required forms are due to the Secretary of State’s Election Office by 8/24. Sometime after this date, the Secretary of State’s office will make the official announcement that Jill Stein is on the Idaho ballot as a presidential candidate.

If you are interested in voting for Jill Stein, please contact one of the Green Party’s regional coordinators in Idaho, or feel free to join one of the regional Facebook pages below:


NORTHWEST GROUP (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, and Idaho counties)

SOUTH CENTRAL GROUP (Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, Jerome, Twin Falls, and Cassia counties)

SOUTHWEST GROUP (Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Valley, and Washington counties)

CENTRAL GROUP (Blaine, Butte, Camas, Custer, and Lemhi counties)

SOUTHEAST GROUP (Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, and Oneida counties)

EASTERN GROUP (Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton counties)