How Texans can vote in the Green or Libertarian party conventions

Voters must still be registered to vote by the Feb. 5 deadline to participate in process

2024 Texas Libertarian and Green Party Conventions (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming primary elections across the country. Texas is one of 16 states with primary elections on March 5 — known as Super Tuesday. The Republican and Democratic parties use statewide primary elections to select their nominees for the general election in November. But what about the Green or Libertarian parties?

If voters want to participate in either the Green or Libertarian party’s convention, then they should not vote in the Democratic or Republican primary.

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Voting in a party’s primary or convention determines a voter’s affiliation for the rest of the calendar year and prevents the voter from participating in any other party’s nomination process.

(Affiliation with a political party does not determine how a voter can vote during the general election in November.)

The Green and Libertarian party candidates will not appear on the primary election ballot.

Voters must still be registered to vote by the Feb. 5 deadline. But, instead of a primary, the Green and Libertarian parties nominate candidates by convention. The conventions will be held at the precinct, county, district, state and national levels. Some of the locations for the conventions are still pending. We’ll keep this page updated, so check back if the dates aren’t yet posted.

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Green Party

Green Party Convention Dates:

  • March 12 County Convention (7 p.m. at Brick, 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204)
  • State Convention (Time, Location TBA)

Green Party Links:

Libertarian Party

“The main advice I would give (to someone wanting to participate in the Libertarian convention) is to start going out right now and meeting Libertarians in the party,” said Bexar County Libertarian Party historian, Arthur M. Thomas IV. “While anyone can affiliate and become a delegate at the precinct conventions, the officers, candidates, and state and national delegates will be voted on and it is good to get to know who you are voting for. "

Libertarian Party Convention Dates:

  • March 12 Precinct Convention (7 p.m., IHG Hotel located at 91 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216)
  • March 16 County Convention (10 a.m., IHG Hotel located at 91 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216)
  • April 12-14 State Convention in Corpus Christi
  • May 23-26 National Convention in Washington, DC

Libertarian Party Links:

Get more election coverage on KSAT’s Vote 2024 page.

About the Author

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

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