In most states, legislatures convene this month. The commonest start date among the states is January 13 or January 14. See this chart from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
There are bills to improve ballot access laws pending or expected to be introduced this year in Alabama, California, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. There could be many more states with helpful bills. Now is the time for activists to communicate with state legislators, asking for bills to improve the laws. There are problems with the ballot access laws in most states.