Democrats, Republicans Miss Texas Deadline to Certify Presidential Nominees
- Section 192.031 of the Texas election code says that political parties must certify their presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the November ballot no later than 70 days before the general election. It says, â€śA political party is entitled to have the names of its nominees for president and vice-president placed on the ballot if before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential election day, the partyâ€™s state chair signs and delivers to the secretary of state a written certification of the nameâ€™s of the partyâ€™s nominees for president and vice-president.â€ťThis year, that deadline is August 26. UPDATE: At 2:30 pm Texas time, August 27, Kim Kizer of the Texas Secretary of Stateâ€™s elections division says neither major partyâ€™s certification has been received in the Elections Division. The Executive Office of the Secretary of State refers all questions back to the Elections Division.