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Want to Run for Office in November? You Still Can

For those who still want to appear on the November general election ballot, but missed the primary or convention season in Texas, there is still a way to become a candidate.

Next month, candidates will have the option to file to run as a write-in candidate for any office appearing on the November general election ballot. Write-in candidates will not appear printed on the ballot, but will have their votes counted in November, if they are certified as an official write-in candidate.

Candidates can qualify as a write-in by submitting signatures for a position on the ballot or by submitting a filing fee. The number of signatures required for most races is around 2 percent of the total votes cast in the election held four years ago. Filing fees can also range from $5,000 to $75, depending on which office a candidate would like to seek.

Interested candidates can file their applications to appear as a write-in candidate between July 21st and August 20th.

For more information on how to run as a write-in candidate, please visit this link.

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