Ballot access can be a complicated topic, but the problem boils down to this:
There are not enough options on the ballot.
When only one or two candidates appear on the ballot, voters don’t get a true choice in electing their representatives in government. About half of Texas Legislative races in 2016 had only one candidate.
The question is: What important issues are we missing because qualified candidates are barred from participating?
Lawmakers in Austin spent much of the 2017 session debating a “bathroom bill” as part of a power struggle within the dominant party, and delayed other important legislation.
That’s why we’re launching the #flushthesystem campaign, in support of the Texas Voter Choice Act. We want our elected representatives to focus on the issues that matter to most Texans, not just a small minority.
Here’s how you can help spread the word:
- Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
- Show your support for the Texas Voter Choice Act by signing the petition here.
TVC knows the system is clogged up. Tell us why you want to Flush the System:
If you have run– or have thought about running– as an independent candidate in Texas, we want to hear from you! Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will follow up.