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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Gathering Signatures to Get Our Candidates on the Ballot

Sitting in a coffee house working on your latest business proposal? Meeting friends at a ball game? Hanging out at a county fair, farmers market, or car show? Going to a parade, music event, or art festival in a park?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA You can help put Libertarian Party candidates on the November 4, 2014, general election ballot!

Candidates for statewide offices need 1,500 valid signatures on a nomination petition to be on the ballot. Fewer signatures are needed for offices elected by district. A valid signature is that of a person eligible to vote in Iowa on November 4, 2014.

The Libertarian Party is the fastest-growing party in Iowa. But, we’re still small and need a larger percentage of our supporters helping us get signatures for our candidates to be on the general election ballot. Even if all you are comfortable doing is asking a few friends or colleagues to sign a nominating petition, that will help.

If you enjoy crowds and talking with people, we can use volunteers to help gather signatures at events. Some of the LPIA’s county affiliates are organizing petition drives and you are encouraged to reach out to those groups. If you would like, you may print off a nominating petition from the options below and gather signatures on your own.

A few things to remember when gathering signatures:
* Use a separate petition sheet for each county’s residents.
* Petitions need to be returned to the LPIA or the candidate by August 1, 2014.
* Petitions may be returned to: LPIA, PO Box 480, Des Moines, IA 50302.
* If you would like tips on how to gather signatures, click here.
* If you have any questions or are interested in other volunteer activities to support the LPIA, contact

Thank you for your support and remember to vote Libertarian Party on November 4, 2014!

Lee Hieb for Governor
Doug Butzier for U.S. Senate
Jake Porter for Secretary of State
Keith Laube for State Treasurer
Ed Wright for U.S. House 3rd District


The Libertarian Party’s candidates are busy meeting with local groups, attending community activities, and holding events. These are opportunities for you, the citizens of Iowa, to learn more about these people seeking to represent you and to share with them your opinions on what government should and should not be doing. The events listed below are only some of the events where you can meet the candidates.

AUGUST 9, 2014
Old Settlers Day, Farnhamville: Lynne Gentry

AUGUST 6, 2014
Iowa State Fair Parade, Des Moines: Lee Hieb

AUGUST 2, 2014
Newell Pride Days Parade: Keith Laube
Sweet Corn Daze Parade, Rockwell City: Lynne Gentry
Harcourt Parade and Car Show: Lynne Gentry

JULY 26, 2014
Wayne County Fair, Corydon: Jake Porter

JULY 20-26, 2014
RAGBRAI: Keith Laube


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