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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!


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENT GUIDE

The 2017 Candidate Requirement Guide,
is updated on an annual basis and
contains requirements and guidelines for those
who may decide to run for elected office.
This publication is available in electronic format only.
Posted by Secretary of State 12.08.16.

 
ELECTION CALENDAR

The 2017 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.
Posted by Secretary of State 12.08.16.


CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING CALENDAR

Click here for the
2017 Reporting Calendar with Filing Deadlines

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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.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORMS

Click here for Campaign Finance Forms
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CAMPAIGN FINANCE HANDBOOK

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

Chapter Content
Statutes
Rules
Campaign Finance Filing Forms
E-Filing

TREASURER'S CHECKLIST

Treasurer's Checklist (PDF)

Treasurer's Checklist

The Treasurer's Checklist contains items needed for completing various reporting forms.  This publication is available in electronic format only.

CONTRIBUTION LIMIT CHART

Current Limit Chart (PDF)
EFFECTIVE:
FEBRUARY 25, 2015 - FEBRUARY 24, 2017

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.


JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

Judicial Candidate Seminar Schedule - 2017

Above is the notice from the Ohio Supreme Court of training opportunities for judicial candidates being offered during the 2017 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

 

QUESTIONS?

If any questions concerning any of the above information,
please contact the Erie County Board of Elections:
419.627.7601
or
the appropriate listed contact as provided above.

 

Do you have questions about voting? 

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?
What do I need to bring with me to vote?
Where do I vote?


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

or

Contact Erie County Board of Elections
2900 Columbus Avenue, Room 101, Sandusky 44870
419/627-7601