Five Minor Parties Fail to Gain Ballot Access

None of the five minor parties seeking ballot access turned in sufficient signatures by Tuesday’s deadline. Only the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian Parties’ candidates will be on the general election ballot. A party is automatically eligible for the ballot if...

Five Political Parties Seek Ballot Access for 2018

Texans could see up to eight parties on the ballot in November, but more than 235K voters will have to sign their petitions first. Five political parties filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office as a first step toward gaining spots on the ballot. The...

Greens Seek Comeback and Other News for January 3

Green Party: The Green Party of Texas filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to register as a political party for the 2018 general election. The party lost automatic access to the ballot when none of its 2016 statewide candidates received at least 5% of the vote....

Candidate and Judicial Nomination News for December 14

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Please see our Crib Sheets for...