In Massachusetts, H77 reduces the number of signatures for minor party and independent presidential candidates from 10,000 to 5,000 signatures; it also eases the burden on submitting such petitions. Also in Massachusetts, H119 makes it easier for a party to remain on the ballot. Currently it must poll 3% for a statewide office in every election. The bill would provide that it only needs to fulfil this vote test every other election. If passed, it would restore the Green and Libertarian Parties to the Massachusetts ballot.
In Texas, HB 1721 would let primary voters sign the petition of a new party or independent candidate. Texas is the only state that won’t let primary voters sign a petition for a new party.