Resign to Run

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The 5 states that currently have resign to run laws on the books have applied the law to random elected positions in each state ultimately reducing the ability to objectively measure its impact.

The remaining 45 states without bureaucratic resign to run laws have taken a more comprehensive approach to increasing voter turn out and transparency such as but not limited to: term limits, campaign finance reform, ranked choice voting, redistricting reform, voting age


  • Repeal resign to run from the Texas constitution


Texas Constitution
Code- Texas Constitution
Article – 16 General Provisions
Section – 65 Terms of Office: Automatic Resignation



Arizona Central – Changes in resign-to-run law unmuzzle candidates

Ballotpedia – Texas Automatic Resignation Term Length Amendment, Proposition 10 (2011)

Philadelphia city council member introduces legislation to repeal ‘resign to run’

AOL – Should elected officials leave their posts before running for another? Discussing resign-to-run laws

Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man




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