NAMI Texas invites you to be a mental health voter, which means being an individual who looks at how effective a candidate is on key mental health issues important to you before casting a ballot.
Key Texas Election Dates
Democratic/Republican Primary: March 3rd, 2020
Deadline to register to vote in the Primary Run-Off: April 2nd, 2020
Democratic/Republican Primary Run-Off: May 26th, 2020
Deadline to register to vote in the General Election: October 5th, 2020
General Election: November 3nd, 2020
You can find more information on where to vote at http://vote411.org.
Mental Health for US
NAMI is affiliated with Mental Health for US, a national nonpartisan educational initiative focused on elevating mental health and addiction in national policy. Mental Health for US published candidate questionnaires from the presidential candidates. You can read their answers here.
#Vote4MentalHealth State Legislative Candidate Questionnaires
In mid-February, NAMI Texas sent out a six-question questionnaire on mental health policy to every candidate running a contested state legislative race. This was intended to introduce candidates to our key mental health priorities and help you gain insight on their perspectives around mental health. NAMI Texas does not endorse or support any candidates or parties, and the inclusion or exclusion of a candidate’s answers does not indicate a position on the candidate by NAMI Texas. Inclusion in this guide does not indicate that NAMI Texas endorses any candidate’s positions provided in the questionnaire.NAMI-Region-8-Candidate-Questionnaire_Primary
Texas Primary Questionnaire Guides
NAMI Region 1 Questionnaire Guide: For NAMI Lubbock and NAMI Texas Panhandle
NAMI Region 2 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI North Texas, NAMI Southern Sector Dallas, NAMI Grayson, Fannin & Cooke, NAMI Hunt County, NAMI Kaufman County, NAMI Tarrant County, NAMI Wichita Falls, and NAMI Texas of Ellis County.
NAMI Region 3 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI El Paso.
NAMI Region 4 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI Abilene, NAMI Midland, and NAMI Texas of San Angelo – No primary responses so far.
NAMI Region 5 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI Central Texas , NAMI Guadalupe County, NAMI Temple Area, NAMI Brazos Valley, and NAMI Waco.
NAMI Region 6 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI Greater Longview, NAMI Tyler, NAMI Texas of Nacogdoches, and NAMI Texas of Palestine – No primary responses so far.
NAMI Region 7 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI San Antonio and NAMI Kerrville.
NAMI Region 8 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI Greater Houston, NAMI Gulf Coast, and NAMI Golden Triangle.
NAMI Region 9 Questionnaire Guide: NAMI Greater Corpus Christi, NAMI Rio Grande Valley, NAMI Laredo, and NAMI Texas of Middle Rio Grande.