Are you thinking of running for office? On this page, find the upcoming candidate filing periods for the 2023 and 2024 elections. To learn about the specific candidacy requirements, visit Filing for Candidacy.

Any person seeking to become a candidate must file a notice of candidacy form.* Download the form and find additional details at Notice of Candidacy. Determine specific filing fees and find payment information at Filing Fees.

*Only the candidate may file the notice of candidacy and pay the filing fee in person at the appropriate board of elections. Alternatively, a candidate may have the candidate’s signature on the notice of candidacy acknowledged and certified by an officer authorized to take acknowledgments and administer oaths, in which case the candidate may mail or deliver by commercial courier service the candidate’s notice of candidacy to the appropriate board of elections. Please note that the candidate is not considered to have filed their mailed notice of candidacy until the appropriate board of elections receives it, provided it was before the end of the filing period.

Upcoming Filing Periods for 2023 and 2024 Elections

Odd-Numbered Year Municipal Elections Filing Period

The candidate filing period for partisan and nonpartisan municipal contests begins at noon on Friday, July 7, 2023, and ends at noon Friday, July 21, 2023.  Candidates file at the appropriate county board of elections office. 

2023 Municipal Elections

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 Municipal Partisan Primary Election (some counties)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 Municipal Election
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 Municipal Election

Statewide Candidate Filing for 2024 Primary Election

The candidate filing period for the statewide 2024 primary elections begins at noon on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, and ends at noon Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Candidates file at the appropriate county board of elections office or State Board, depending upon the contest.

2024 Statewide Primary Election

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024