Norwalk

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are nominated in Primary Elections and elected in General Elections of odd years
  • This office is on the ballot in 2023.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. XVIII §7; R.C. 733.02, 733.24)
  • Each term begins on the 1st business day in January following the election.

What are the requirements to run for Norwalk City Mayor?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Norwalk City.
  • Be a qualified elector of the City for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
  • Be a registered elector of Norwalk City.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Norwalk City Mayor?

  1. Nonpartisan candidates should complete petition form 3-O. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Partisan candidates should complete petition form 2-I. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  3. Required signatures.
    • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures.
    • File petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
      • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $45.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Huron County Board of Elections.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

Non-incumbent candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the general election. (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(b))  Incumbent candidates must file by May 15th.  (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(a).

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for Norwalk City Council are elected in odd year General Elections.
  • Norwalk City Council members are elected either at-large (city-wide) or by ward.
  • There are four at-large city council seats and four ward seats.
    • The at-large seats are on the ballot in 2021.
    • Each ward seat is on the ballot in 2023.
  • Each term is 4 years. (R.C. 733.09)
  • Each term begins the 1st business day in January following the election.

What are the requirements to run for Norwalk City Council?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Norwalk City.
  • Be a qualified elector of the City for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
    • If running for a Ward Seat, candidates shall be residents of the ward for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed during their term of office. (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Norwalk City Council?

  1. Nonpartisan candidates should complete petition form 3-O. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Partisan candidates should complete petition form 2-I. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  3. Required signatures.
    • Council at Large seats:
      • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures.
      • File petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
      • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
    • Ward Council seats:
        • Collect between 25 and 75 signatures.
        • File petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
        • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $45.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Huron County Board of Elections.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

Non-incumbent candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the general election. (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(b))  Incumbent candidates must file by May 15th.  (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(a)).

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are nominated in primaries and elected in odd year general elections.
    • Independent candidates appear only on the general election ballot.
  • This office will have 1 seat on the ballot in 2023.
  • Each term is 6 years. (R.C. 1901.07)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (R.C. 1901.07)

What are the requirements to run for Norwalk Municipal Court Judge?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Norwalk City.
  • Be a registered elector of Norwalk City.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)
  • Cannot be 70 years or older on commencing date (OH Const Art. IV, §6(C))
  • Attend a Judicial Candidate Campaign Practices Seminar approved by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct within a year before and no later than 60 days after being certified by the appropriate county board of elections.

How do I run for Norwalk Municipal Court Judge:

  1. Complete petition form 2-H for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-I for independent candidates. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Required signatures. (F.C.C. Art. X §10.01(B))
    • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures.
  3. File petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary Election. (R.C. 3513.251, 3513.261)
    • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election. 
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $80.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Huron County Board of Elections.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All judicial candidates must electronically file with the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct (through the Ohio Ethics Commission’s website) no later than thirty days before the first election that year in which their name appears on the ballot unless they already hold a judicial office and must disclose by May 15th for the office instead. (R.C. 102.02(A)4)(b))

Bellevue

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are nominated in Primary Elections and elected in General Elections of odd years
  • This office is on the ballot in 2023.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. XVIII §7; R.C. 733.02, 733.24)
  • Each term begins on the 1st business day in January following the election.

What are the requirements to run for Bellevue City Mayor?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Bellevue City.
  • Be a qualified elector of the City for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
  • Be a registered elector of Bellevue City.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Bellevue City Mayor?

  1. Nonpartisan candidates should complete petition form 3-O. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Partisan candidates should complete petition form 2-I. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  3. Required signatures.
    • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures.
    • File petitions with the Sandusky County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
      • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $45.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Sandusky County Board of Elections

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

Non-incumbent candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the general election. (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(b))  Incumbent candidates must file by May 15th.  (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(a)).

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for Bellevue City Council are elected in odd year General Elections.
  • Bellevue City Council members are elected either at-large (city-wide) or by ward.
  • There are three at-large city council seats.
    • The at-large seats are on the ballot in 2021.
  • There are 4 wards in Bellevue. Only two wards are in Huron County: Ward 3 and Ward 4.
    • Each ward seat is on the ballot in 2023.
  • Each term is 4 years. (R.C. 733.09)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (R.C. 733.09)

 What are the requirements to run for Bellevue City Council?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Bellevue City.
  • Be a qualified elector of the City for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
    • If running for a Ward Seat, candidates shall be residents of the ward for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed during their term of office. (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Bellevue City Council?

  1. Nonpartisan candidates should complete petition form 3-O. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Partisan candidates should complete petition form 2-I. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  3. Required signatures.
    • Council at Large seats:
      • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures.
      • File petitions with the Sandusky County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
      • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
    • Ward Council seats:
      • Collect between 25 and 75 signatures.
      • File petitions with the Sandusky County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
      • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $45.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Sandusky County Board of Elections.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

Non-incumbent candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the general election. (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(b))  Incumbent candidates must file by May 15th.  (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(a)).

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are nominated in primaries and elected in odd year general elections.
    • Independent candidates appear only on the general election ballot.
  • This office will have 1 seat on the ballot in 2025.
  • Each term is 6 years. (R.C. 1901.07)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (R.C. 1901.07)

What are the requirements to run for Bellevue Municipal Court Judge?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Bellevue City.
  • Be a registered elector of Bellevue City.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)
  • Cannot be 70 years or older on commencing date (OH Const Art. IV, §6(C))
  • Attend a Judicial Candidate Campaign Practices Seminar approved by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct within a year before and no later than 60 days after being certified by the appropriate county board of elections.

How do I run for Bellevue Municipal Court Judge:

  1. Complete petition form 2-H for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-I for independent candidates. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Required signatures. (F.C.C. Art. X §10.01(B))
    • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures.
  3. File petitions with the Sandusky County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the General election. (R.C. 3513.251, 3513.261)
    • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election. 
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $45.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Sandusky County Board of Elections.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All judicial candidates must electronically file with the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct (through the Ohio Ethics Commission’s website) no later than thirty days before the first election that year in which their name appears on the ballot unless they already hold a judicial office and must disclose by May 15th for the office instead. (R.C. 102.02(A)4)(b))

Willard

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for Willard City Council are elected in odd year General Elections.
  • Willard City Council members are elected either at-large (city-wide) or by ward.
  • There are three at-large city council seats and four ward seats.
    • The at-large seats are on the ballot in 2023.
    • Each ward seat is on the ballot in 2021.
  • Each term is 4 years. (R.C. 733.09)
  • Each term begins the 1st business day in January following the election.

What are the requirements to run for Willard City Council?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within Willard City.
  • Be a qualified elector of the City for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
    • If running for a Ward Seat, candidates shall be residents of the ward for a continuous period of at least one year immediately prior to the date they file for office or are appointed during their term of office. (City Charter. Art. XI, §11.02 (A))
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Willard City Council?

  1. Nonpartisan candidates should complete petition form 3-O. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Partisan candidates should complete petition form 2-I. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  3. Required signatures.
    • Collect between 50 and 100 signatures.
    • File petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
      • Candidates filing for this office as independents must file their petitions no later than the day before the Primary Election.
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $45.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds, must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Huron County Board of Elections.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

Non-incumbent candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the general election. (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(b))  Incumbent candidates must file by May 15th.  (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(a)).