Click here to download and print a copy of the petition. Ask your family and friends to sign. After you complete a petition, please return it by mail to:
Maryland Green Party
P.O. Box 29915
Baltimore, MD 21230
You may also enter your information onto the petition online. The petition must be then printed, signed, and returned to us by mail. Click here for our online petition form.
On Twitter or Facebook? Post the following message:
"Help the Green Party stay on the ballot in Maryland! Complete the petition at http://bit.ly/greenpetition today!"
FAQs About Petitioning
Q: Do I have to be a member of the Green Party or vote for the Green Party to sign the petition?
A: No. Any registered voter in Maryland may sign the petition regardless of your party affiliation or voting preference.
Q: Can I sign the petition online?
A: No. The petition must be turned in to the Board of Elections in paper form.
Q: Can I enter my information on the petition online and print the completed form?
A: Yes. Click here to do this.
Q: Can I e-mail a copy of the petition to someone and have them print it out and sign it?
A: Yes. You can download a copy here.
Q: Can I send someone a link to the petition and have then print it out?
A: Yes. The petition is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/2012-mgp-petition
Q: How should the petition be printed?
A: The petition should always be printed on an 8.5x11 sheet of white paper with nothing on the back.
Q: How should someone fill out the petition so their signature counts?
A: All entries should have the signers' full legal first name, full middle name, and first last name. All letters must be included. Even if a person regularly uses a nickname such as "Tom" or "Betty" or never uses their middle initial, they should include their full legal name when printing their name on the petition.
Q: What is a "circulator"?
A: A circulator is a person asking others to sign the petition.
Q: Do I have to be a resident of Maryland to circulate the petition?
A: No. Anyone over the age of 18 may circulate the petition.
Q: Can I sign the same sheet I am "circulating"?
Q: Can I send in a petition with only one signature?
A: Yes. We suggest you ask anyone you know to sign the petition, but if you can only sign it yourself, that is sufficient.
Q: How do I become a better petitioner?
A: Here is some advice from Tim Willard, one of our best and most experienced petitioners: "There's no big secret about how to collect a lot of signatures; it just requires enough hours put in. What we need now is for people to step forward and commit to petitioning for an hour or two a week for the next two months. An hour a week between now and August should yield over 100 signatures. 2 hours a week should yield over 200.
The key is to make it part of your weekly routine.
If you haven't petitioned before, please contact me or your local and we will set you up with an experienced petitioner who will go out with you. Petitioning with someone else makes for much better morale and allows you to pick up petitioning tips."