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.