The State of Ohio is reviewing a minor party formation petition to officially recognize the Libertarian Party of Ohio as a new political party under state law.

In order to be valid, the petition must contain signatures of more than 1% of the total number of voters in the last gubernatorial election and have a minimum of 500 signatures in at least half of Ohio's 15 congressional districts.

In a press release, Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) Chairman Dustin Nanna is quoted stating that over 87,000 people across all Ohio counties signed the petition to officially create the party.

"We're here today to send a message to the majority of ignored and pissed-off Ohio voters that see their freedoms trampled daily. You have another option," Nanna said.

Nanna went on to say in the coming days, the party will be filing a full slate of 'Freedom' candidates "up and down the ballot."

According to the party's website, LPO is an affiliate of the Libertarian Party, which is the third largest political party in the nation.  The website describes the party as "the only true alternative to the Republican and Democrat stranglehold on our economic freedom and individual liberty."