The Travis County Green Party offers its’ support and encouragement to the political parties working to achieve ballot access in the state of Texas. Ballot access in this state hasn’t been easy these last 40 years. However, due to the redistricting delay, new parties can petition to be on the ballot starting March 1st with all petitions due June 29th. Secretary of state has more details:http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/minor.shtml. Groups petitioning to be on the ballot include Americans Elect, Constitution, Justice, Reform, and Socialist parties. Folks planning not to participate in the Green Party conventions this year might want to consider signing one of these petitions to secure more voices and more choices in our democracy. Good luck everyone and we hope to compete with some of you in November!