There are now 24 states where the Green Party of the United States will be on the ballot for the 2020 American presidential election. U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, ruling in the state of Illinois, decreed that if a party was on the ballot in either 2016 or 2018 for an office that is up in 2020, then it is automatically on the ballot for those same offices in 2020. This means that the Green Party are now on the ballot in 2020 for President and U.S. Senate in Illinois with no petition being necessary. Also, the Green Party is now on the ballot automatically for two U.S. House seats, the fifth and twelfth districts. The United States has some of the most restrictive ballot access laws in the world.