Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has collected the 3,000 signatures required to qualify for the 2024 general election ballot in New Hampshire, his campaign announced Tuesday.
The Kennedy campaign collected the required signatures in New Hampshire in just one day, with volunteers gathering voter signatures across nearly 100 precincts from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday — the same day as the New Hampshire Republican and Democratic presidential primaries.
New Hampshire is now the second state where RFK Jr. has reached the signature threshold to appear on the ballot, after meeting the requirements to be on the ballot in Utah earlier this month.
“I want to thank our dedicated supporters and volunteers who made this great accomplishment possible,” RFK Jr. said Tuesday. “Democracy is much more than voting.”
“I’m inspired by how enthusiastic people are to collect signatures, create new political parties, and rally for real change,” Kennedy said. “This kind of energy is what will get us onto the ballot in every state and fuel our voter registration and GOTV operation as we head toward election day.”
Although Kennedy began his campaign running for the Democratic presidential nomination, he declared his independent run in October 2023 in response to what he called the “bankrupt two-party system.”
“American democracy should be more than just picking between two candidates anointed by shadowy institutions,” RFK Jr. said in October when announcing his independent run.
“Big Oil funds the Republicans. Big Tech funds the Democrats. Big Pharma and the military contractors make sure to donate to both. Instead of two parties, we have a uniparty, a monster with two faces loudly bickering with itself as it lumbers over a cliff,” he said.