Your full service, non-partisan ballot access consulting & petitioning firm with an unparalleled reputation.


Our Beginning

Founded in 1998, Free & Equal Inc. helped defend over 60,000 signatures for Jim Tobin's ballot access as the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Illinois. Since then, we have built a hard earned reputation of quality, trust, and fairness serving independents, Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, and Green Party candidates from city council to President of the United States. After successfully coordinating ballot access for Ralph Nader's 2008 presidential bid in 45 states, our founder established the Free & Equal Elections Foundation to advocate for voter choice, education, and fair coverage and treatment of all political candidates seeking office.

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“The service that Free and Equal provides candidates that have unfairly had their petitions challenged is impossible to measure in normal terms.”

— Bob McQuillan, Candidate for State House, 50TH DISTRICT, Illinois


Our Mission

The political process is strangled by unconstitutional ballot access laws that provide an unfair advantage to incumbent candidates and political parties. We are breaking through those barriers by building a national team that can be deployed at a moment's notice to help place candidates on the ballot in all 50 states and defend the voter's rights to choose.

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Hire Us

If your campaign wants to work with a professional, innovative, and trustworthy team to manage your ballot access drive or supplement your enthusiastic volunteer force, look no further than Free & Equal, Inc. We can help you with early planning, petitioning, challenges, debate inclusion, publicity, and recount management.

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