In September 1999, the national convention of the U.S. Taxpayers Party changed its name to the Constitution Party. Every state affiliate then asked its state election officials to recognize its new name, except that the Nevada and California affiliates preferred to keep their old name.
All states then let the party change its name, except for Michigan, where the Secretary of State refused. On March 23, the Michigan affiliate again asked the Secretary of State to update its name to the Constitution Party.
Other states that have let qualified parties change their name (even though they have no law on that subject) include Alabama in 1979, Alaska in 1972, Hawaii in 1978, Idaho in 2000, Kansas in 1972, Massachusetts in 1991, Missouri in 2000, New Mexico in 1979, Oregon in 1996, Pennsylvania in 1993, South Carolina in 2000.
A few states have laws on this subject, permitting name changes: Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, and Wisconsin (New Mexico didn’t have such a law when it permitted a name change in 1979).