Although there are dozens of political parties in the United States, only certain parties qualify to have the names of their candidates for office printed on election ballots. In order to qualify for ballot placement in Texas, a party must have 5 percent of the vote in their county.
Herb Gonzales, a volunteer with the Bexar County Green Party group, said that 5 percent of registered voters in San Antonio is 90,000 people.
That is a lot of people. Gonzales said that all of those signatures must be collected in person with physical signatures within 75 days.
The Green Party of Texas is the state party organization for Texas of the Green Party of the United States. The party was founded as the electoral arm of the political movements grassroots dedicated to democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom, and peace/nonviolence. The aim of the movement is to bring change to the Government that it is brought in line with the Global Greens Charter.
After November 2016, the Texas Green Party does not have ballot access, though they had it continuously since 2010, and the two cycles following its founding, 2000–2002.Greens have won local offices in Texas in the past.
The Bexar county Greens have been active in San Antonio since 1999 and they are currently
seeking volunteers to aid in the collection of signatures next spring in preparation for the 2020 presidential election. The San Antonio group meets on the first Sundays of every month at Mission Branch Library on the southside.
For more information on how to support the party, contact Herb Gonzales at