November of even-numbered years is the prime month in the two-year election cycle to ask state legislators to introduce bills. This is the time when state legislators are deciding what bills they will introduce in the new legislative session. State legislators are more active in odd years, than in even years, except in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia. In the other 46 states, most law changes are made in odd year legislative sessions.
Some states have alarmingly early deadlines for bills to be introduced. The most extreme early deadline seems to be Indiana, where bill ideas must be submitted no later than December of even-numbered years. Indiana happens to be one of the states most in need of ballot access reform.
If you live in a state with bad ballot access, I am eager to work with you. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Half the states have voluntarily eased their ballot access laws during the last 30 years. But nothing good happens without asking.