Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are nominated in Primary Elections and elected in General Elections of even years.
  • Independent candidates will only appear on the ballot in the General Election.
  • There will be one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2022.  The other seat will be on the ballot in 2024.
  • Each term is 6 years. (U.S. Const. Art. I, §3, Am. XVII, Am. XX§1)
  • Each term begins on at noon on January 3rd following the election. 
  • There are two United States Senators from Ohio.
What are the requirements to run for U.S. Senate?
Candidates for this position must:
  • Live within the State of Ohio. 
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 30 years of age. (U.S. Const. Art. I, §3)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen at least nine years prior to the election. (U.S. Const. Art. I, §3)

How do I run for U.S. Senate?

  1. Complete petition form 2-C for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-D for independent candidates. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Required signatures: (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
    • Collect between 1,000 and 3,000 signatures for major party candidates
    • Collect between 500 and 1,500 signatures for minor party candidates
    • Collect between 5,000 and 15,000 signatures for independent candidates
  3. File petitions with the Secretary of State’s Election Division 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 $150.00. (R.C. 3513.10(A) and (B))
What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for Federal office must file with the Federal Election Commission.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

File a candidate’s financial disclosure form, once a candidate has raised or spent more than $5,000 in a campaign cycle, with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are nominated in Primary Elections and elected in General Elections of even years.
  • Independent candidates will only appear on the ballot in the General Election.
  • This office will be on the ballot in 2020.
  • Each term is 2 years. (U.S. Const. Art. I, §2)
  • Each term begins on at noon on January 3rd following the election. 
  • There is one United States Representative from the 4th Congressional District and one representative for the 7th Congressional District.  To view a map of Ohio’s Congressional Districts, click here.

What are the requirements to run for U.S. Representative?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the State of Ohio. 
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 25 years of age. (U.S. Const. Art. I, §2)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen at least seven years prior to the election. (U.S. Const. Art. I, §2)

How do I run for U.S. Representative?

  1. Complete petition form 2-E for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-F for independent candidates.  (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Required signatures. (R.C. 3513.05, 3513.257)
    • Collect between 50 and 150 signatures for major party candidates
    • Collect between 25 and 75 signatures for minor party candidates
    • Independent candidates will need to collect 1% of the total number of votes for Governor in the district at the last Gubernatorial election. Contact the Board of Elections at (419) 668-8238 for more information.
  3. File petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the Primary election. (R.C. 3513.05, 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 $85.00. (R.C. 3513.10(A) and (B))

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for Federal office must file with the Federal Election Commission.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

File a candidate’s financial disclosure form, once a candidate has raised or spent more than $5,000 in a campaign cycle, with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.