When a party has ballot access, it becomes a permanent option on the ballot and people can register for your party, Czarny said. It serves as a good indicator of a party’s ability to gain support, he added.
“But beyond that, their problem as well as any problem for any candidate is voter apathy,” Czarny said. “There are some people that just don’t vote at all, which is quite sad because people often forget that local elections have more of an impact on your everyday life.”
The road not taken: Green Party popularity rises, provides alternative platform for voters – The Daily Orange