State Senator Harri Anne Smith has received official notification from the Alabama Secretary of State that her petition drive garnered the signatures necessary to allow her on the November ballot as an Independent candidate for State Senate.
Even though less than 2,000 signatures were required for ballot access, according to the Smith petition campaign, more than 13,436 local residents supported the petition to get Harri Anne on the November ballot as an Independent.
Unlike party nominees who are automatically placed on the General Election ballot, Independent candidates must have a petition signed by at least 3% of those voting in the last general election.
Even though she has been rated as one of Alabama’s most conservative Senators, Smith was forced to run as an Independent for re-election in 2010. At that time she received the necessary signatures to run and won the race by an overwhelming margin against a well-funded …