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, ‚ÄúA 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 party‚Äôs state chair signs and delivers to the secretary of state a written certification of the name‚Äôs of the party‚Äôs nominees for president and vice-president.‚ÄĚThis year, that deadline is August 26. UPDATE: At 2:30 pm Texas time, August 27, Kim Kizer of the Texas Secretary of State‚Äôs elections division says neither major party‚Äôs certification has been received in the Elections Division. The Executive Office of the Secretary of State refers all questions back to the Elections Division.