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Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent Evan McMullin have qualified for the presidential ballot in Virginia, the Department of Elections announced on Friday.

Democrat Hillary Clinton will appear first on the ballot, followed by Republican Donald Trump, Johnson, Stein and McMullin.

In order to qualify for the Virginia ballot, candidates had to submit the valid signatures of more than 5,000 voters — at least 200 from each of the state’s 11 congressional districts.

Virginia lawmakers cut the signature requirement in half after only two candidates — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas — qualified for Virginia’s Republican presidential primary in 2012.

In Virginia’s 2012 presidential general election, Johnson received 0.8 percent of the vote as the Libertarian nominee and Stein received 0.2 percent of the vote as the Green Party nominee.

McMullin, a conservative running as an independent, is a former CIA agent and previously was a top policy aide to the House Republican Conference in Congress.

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