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What is involved and what are the requirements to be a candidate?

Are you thinking of running for office?
What is involved and what are the requirements?
Valuable information is provided below!

Don’t know what office positions are available this election cycle? Please check here.

Thank You for considering to run for elected office! Good Luck!


The 2018 Candidate Requirement Guide (PDF)
is updated on an annual basis,
contains requirements and guidelines for those
who may decide to run for elected office.
This publication is available in electronic format only.


The 2018 Elections Calendar
provides dates and information on elections,
campaign finance deadlines and events throughout each year.
Includes Campaign Finance Reporting Dates.
This publication is available in electronic format only.


Click here for the
2018 Reporting Calendar with Filing Deadlines.

The Campaign Finance Reporting Calendar contains filing dates throughout the year. Filing entities submitting reports to a county board of elections should contact the board for special election dates and other filing deadlines.
See Ohio Revised Code 3517.10 for complete details of the timing
and requirements for most campaign finance reporting.


Click here for Campaign Finance Forms



Visit here to view or download Campaign Finance Handbook.

The Ohio Campaign Finance Handbook assists all reporting entities in navigating the various regulatory paths established by Ohio law.  Each of the handbook’s chapters discusses specific entity types or areas of campaign finance activity and can serve as a map for the reader to understand each area of regulation and reporting applicable to their circumstance.  This publication is available in electronic format only.

Local candidates and other political entities can also receive filing information from their local county board of elections. For a list of all county boards of elections, please visit the local county board directory

Campaign Finance Statutes
Campaign Finance Administrative Rules
Campaign Finance Filing Forms
Campaign Finance E-Filing


Current Limit Chart (PDF)
FEBRUARY 25, 2017 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019

campaign-finance-limit-chart-clipartThe Contribution Limit Chart is adjusted for inflation in each odd-numbered year.
This publication is available in electronic format only.


2018 Judicial Candidates Seminars

Above is the notice from the Ohio Supreme Court of training opportunities for judicial candidates being offered during the 2018 election year.  Rules of Judicial Conduct require judicial candidates to attend training conducted by the Court.  This information will be provided by the local Board of Elections to any person who may take out petitions for a judicial office or a candidate who may form a judicial campaign committee.  If you have any questions regarding these seminars, please contact the Judicial College at (614) 387-9445



If any questions concerning any of the above information,
please contact the Erie County Board of Elections:
the appropriate listed contact as provided above.


Do you have questions about voting? 

Ohio Voter Eligibility and Residency Requirements

Voter Registration (Online)
Voter Registration Form (PDF)

Am I registered to vote?
Am I registered at the right address?
Update Your Ohio Voting Address (Online)
Am I registered under my correct name?
Where do I vote?
What do I need to bring with me to vote?

 Visit the Erie County Board of Elections website:
Erie County Board of Elections


Contact Erie County Board of Elections
2900 Columbus Avenue, Room 101, Sandusky 44870