Libertarian Gary Johnson is now on the presidential ballot in Colorado

Well, that’s a relief.

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Gary Johnson talks to a supporter in Arizona earlier this year. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Gary Johnson talks to a supporter in Arizona earlier this year. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Well, that’s a relief.

The former Republican governor of New Mexico, now a Libertarian candidate for president, is polling very well in Colorado — between 15 and 16 percent as of last week.

Yet until this week, Gary Johnson wasn’t on the ballot.

Colorado voters could chose presidential candidates from the Nutrition Party, the Prohibition Party, the Veterans Party, Socialism and Liberation and nearly two dozen others, along with your run-of-the-mill Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but not Johnson.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent Republican Evan McMullin, a former CIA operative and GOP House policy advisor, also are on the ballot.

Now Johnson is on the ballot. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said he submitted his paperwork on Thursday.

Still no word on when he’ll make an appearance in Denver, though.

Stein, who is polling between 6 and 7 percent, will be at the Mercury Cafe this Sunday.

Assistant Editor Erica Meltzer can be reached via email at emeltzer@denverite.com or twitter.com/meltzere.

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