Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1.  What do I have to do to be come an independent voter?

Ans.  Just declare yourself as one.  There is no partisan registration in Texas.

2.  What is an independent voter?

Ans.  Merely a voter who doesn't vote "straight ticket". You like the shop the ballot and, because Texas has open primaries, you can vote on either side every two years.

3.  Why are so many people moving away from the parties and are becoming independent voters?

Ans. Texans (not to mention many Americans) are increasingly expressing a desire for more electoral choices. More and more citizens are witnessing a coalition of government and corporations abusing of our rights, our economic sustainability and our natural resources. Many people are coming to understand that we Texans cannot move forward until and unless citizens break out of the partisanship that has us locked into a box of hopelessness about changing anything.

4. What about voting independent?

Ans.  In most cases, you have only two choices -- Democrat or Republican -- and in some cases you might not even have a choice on the ballot! In some elections you may have so-called "third-party" choices -- either Libertarian or Green Party candidates. Rarely are there independent, non-affiliated candidates running. The League believes that as voters organize themselves into independent voter leagues, there will be more competitive elections and more debate.  We so need to bring forward new solutions to old festering problems. Voter independence is key to making sure a debate happens.

5. How can I help?

Ans.  Be sure to saddle up and join us! (Go to our Join Us section of this site). Then, think about starting a chapter in your community. Chapters are initiated with just 10 dues paying members. Then, invite us to come speak in your community. We have a lot of things we can do to help you bring the community out, so you won't have to do it all on your own.

6. Can I form an independent organization in my community? Lots of people I know are saying they want to do something to organize locally to get things done.

Ans. Yes, we will help you get a group organized. Going and growing local is the first step in getting some power to change things for just us regular folks. Go to our Contact section send us a message or simply call us at 512-213-4511.


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