(a) Candidates qualify to have their names placed on the presidential primary election ballot in the manner provided by party rule, subject to this section.
(b) If party rules provide for the filing of applications or signature petitions to qualify candidates for a place on the ballot, the filing deadline may not be later than the regular filing deadline for candidates in the general primary election. A signature on a candidate’s petition is not valid unless it is that of a registered voter and is accompanied by the signer’s residence address, including county, and voter registration number.
Terms Used In Texas Election Code 191.002
- Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
- Primary election: means an election held by a political party under Chapter Texas Election Code 1.005
- Registered voter: means a person registered to vote in this state whose registration is effective. See Texas Election Code 1.005
- Residence address: means the street address and any apartment number, or the address at which mail is received if the residence has no address, and the city, state, and zip code that correspond to a person's residence. See Texas Election Code 1.005
- Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
- Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
(c) A person may not sign petitions supporting more than one presidential candidate in the same primary, and, if a person does so, the person’s signature is void as to all petitions the person signs.