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Charles Ballay, M.D., Libertarian, Officially on the 2024 North Carolina Primary Ballot of Presidential Candidates

Updated: Mar 4

I am very happy to share the news, official as of today, that I am on the ballot as the Libertarian candidate for U.S. President, in the North Carolina Primary Election, to be held March 5, 2024. Click here to go to the official announcement.

What does this mean? The process of determining the Libertarian candidate for President differs from the Republican and Democratic process in a few key ways. Libertarian candidates aren't decided in the state primaries and caucuses, but selected as non-binding preferences. Only a few states will include Libertarians in their primaries and caucuses. Within those primaries, the winning Libertarian candidate gains a significant vote of confidence. This "non-binding preference" is taken into consideration in the Libertarian Convention. Ultimately it's the Libertarian Convention (May 24- 26, 2024 in Washington DC) which will decide the Libertarian ticket for the Presidential / Vice-Presidential candidacy. For a Libertarian, the results in the primaries and caucuses carry weight mostly in the form of awareness and exposure.

Awareness and exposure, right now, is everything for a new Libertarian candidate. Personally, as a physician and U.S. Citizen running for President, official candidacy in a Primary election is a great affirmation of hard work paying off, as well as encouragement to keep my foot on the gas.

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