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Candidate Filing Information

For all candidates filing at the State Board of Elections: Remember that our office location has changed. We are now located downtown at 430 North Salisbury Street, in the Dobbs Building. For directions and parking instructions to our building, please click here.

  • Information about residency, age requirements, and reporting obligations is available under the "Fact Sheets" heading on the left-hand side of this page.
  • Where to file:
    • US House of Representatives: The State Board of Elections
    • County-wide and Local contests: Your local county board of elections
  • When to file:
    • The notice of candidacy form will be made available two weeks before the filing period. 
    • Any notice of candidacy submitted prior to the filing period will be returned, along with the filing fee, to the filer by the board that receives it.  Neither the notice of candidacy form nor the filing fee will be held by the board of elections pending the commencement of the filing period.  
    • A potential candidate who attempts to file prior to the filing period will have to re-file when the filing period begins.
    • The notice of candidacy form is subject to updates by action of the General Assembly.  A notice of candidacy form that does not meet requirements for notice that apply to that filing period will be returned, along with any filing fee, to the filer by the board of elections that receives it.   
    • A potential candidate who attempts to file an outdated notice of candidacy form will have to re-file within the filing period.