Update: We will be collecting valid applications on Saturday, November 9th at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex from 9 AM to 11 AM in the Conference Room.
Dear Republican Primary Candidate,
Congratulations and thank you for your decision to seek public office in the Republican Primary to be held on March 3, 2020. Attached is the Republican Primary Candidate Packet with helpful information and forms to assist you in filing for a place on the ballot for the Republican Primary Election. Included is a Candidate Platform Review. Although this is not a required document, we encourage each candidate to complete and return it with their application as the NCRP may post each candidates responses on their website. Note: Judicial court judge candidates should not complete the Platform Review.
On your application, be sure to accurately notate the office sought with any specific number associated with the position. All spaces on the application must be completed. If not applicable, note as such; there should be no blanks on the application.
There is a filing fee. Fees for each office are available on the Secretary of State website. Candidates have the option of paying a filing fee or submitting a petition in lieu of the fee. Follow the rules for obtaining and verification of signatures carefully! These are legal documents so both you and anyone collecting signatures for you must know and follow the rules.
Please know that our acknowledgement of receipt of your application is not a certification of your eligibility or a guarantee of a place on the ballot. While we will review your application it is possible that not all problems will be readily apparent. It is always possible that a third party could challenge and investigate the content of your application. Be absolutely certain that all information is complete and accurate on the application and other required materials submitted. You are responsible for ensuring that you are eligible to be on the ballot, that the information you provide is accurate and that, if you are submitting petitions, they comply with statutory requirements.
Once a review has been completed, you will be notified if your application is rejected because it failed to meet all applicable legal requirements. If your application is accepted, you will not receive any further correspondence from our office. If your name is accepted, it will appear on the Secretary of State’s website.
I hope you find the materials provided to be helpful and useful. Good luck with your campaign and we look forward to seeing you at many of our Nacogdoches County Republican Party events!
J. Bradley Reynolds