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2020 Marijuana Policy Voter Guide – Primary Election
Election Day: March 3rd, 2020
Early Voting: February 18-28, 2020
We will be making the 2020 Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide – Primary Edition available for distribution to voters in mid to late January. We have sent out a survey to candidates seeking the Democratic and Republican nominations for the following offices: US Senate, US Congress, Texas House, Texas Senate, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor. Answers will be provided have unedited.
To prepare for the Primary Elections:
- Register to vote! You must be registered by the 2/3/20 deadline. Check your registration and learn more here.
- Using this website, identify your Congressional, Texas House and Texas Senate Districts.
- Find out where the candidates stand! We will have the Primary Edition available in late January 2020, until then, view incumbent candidates voting records on legislation from previous sessions.
Texas NORML originated the first cannabis centric Voter Guide in 2012. We continued to expand the program by working with our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, a broad coalition of organizations, activists, and community leaders dedicated to realizing effective, efficient, and evidence-based marijuana policies in Texas. We offer Primary Election and General Election Voter Guide editions.
Texas and 26 other states in the U.S. cannot collect signatures to place an issue on the ballot for a vote to change state law. Additionally, in 1997, Texas passed a state law requiring that all drug laws be enforced and changed at the state rather than local level. Because of these limitations, Texans must rely on our state elected officials, specifically our state representatives and state senators (so take a close look at yours). Learn more about engaging with your legislators by reviewing our Activist Training Guide.
Please fill out our Activist Info Form so that you can be involved in cannabis law reform in Texas.
We recommend taking the following actions in your area:
- Register yourself and educate others on registering to vote – This is the only way we can be eligible to vote for cannabis-friendly candidates. Register to vote!
- Share the Texas NORML Voter Guide Interactive Link with all of your friends and family and through social media.
- Print and distribute. In addition to the obvious cannabis consumer friendly locations, consider printing up stacks of the Voters’ Guide and leaving them next to the League of Women Voter Guide at your local grocery stores and libraries.
- Look up the State Representatives and State Senators for your area. Find supportive candidates on social media and follow them. Encourage your members to volunteer for their campaigns. Build relationships and plan on staying in touch throughout the legislative process.
- Remind everyone to vote!! Early Voting: February 18-28, 2020| Election Day: March 3rd, 2020