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 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • Each term begins on the second Monday in January following the election. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • There is only one Governor of the State of Ohio.

What are the requirements to run for Governor?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the State of Ohio. 
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Governor?

  1. Complete petition form 2-A for party affiliated candidates or form 3-B 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 exact change of $150.00. (R.C. 3513.10(A) and (B))

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for State level offices must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy. (See R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the primary election if they are running in a party’s primary.  Candidates running as an independent must file no later than thirty days before the general election, unless they already hold an office requiring annual disclosures and must disclose by May 15th for that office instead.

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 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • Each term begins on the second Monday in January following the election. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • There is only one Attorney General of the State of Ohio.

What are the requirements to run for Attorney General?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the State of Ohio. 
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Attorney General?

  1. Complete petition form 2-B for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-C 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 exact change of $150.00. (R.C. 3513.10(A) and (B))

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for State level offices must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy. (See R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the primary election if they are running in a party’s primary.  Candidates running as an independent must file no later than thirty days before the general election, unless they already hold an office requiring annual disclosures and must disclose by May 15th for that office instead.  

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 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • Each term begins on the second Monday in January following the election. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • There is only one Auditor for the State of Ohio.

What are the requirements to run for Auditor of State?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the State of Ohio. 
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for the Auditor for the State of Ohio?

  1. Complete petition form 2-B for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-C 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 State-level offices must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy. (See R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the primary election if they are running in a party’s primary.  Candidates running as an independent must file no later than thirty days before the general election, unless they already hold an office requiring annual disclosures and must disclose by May 15th for that office instead.

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 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • Each term begins on the second Monday in January following the election. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • There is only one Secretary of State of the State of Ohio.

What are the requirements to run for Secretary of State?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the State of Ohio. 
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for the Secretary of State for Ohio?

  1. Complete petition form 2-B for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-C 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 State-level offices must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy. (See R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the primary election if they are running in a party’s primary.  Candidates running as an independent must file no later than thirty days before the general election, unless they already hold an office requiring annual disclosures and must disclose by May 15th for that office instead.

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 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • Each term begins on the second Monday in January following the election. (OH Const. Art. III, §2)
  • There is only one Treasurer for the State of Ohio.

What are the requirements to run for Treasurer of State?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the State of Ohio.
  • Be a registered elector of the State of Ohio. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for the Treasurer of State?

  1. Complete petition form 2-B for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-C 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 State-level offices must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy. (See R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

All candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the primary election if they are running in a party’s primary.  Candidates running as an independent must file no later than thirty days before the general election, unless they already hold an office requiring annual disclosures and must disclose by May 15th for that office instead. 

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.
  • The 13th Senate District will be on the ballot in 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (OH Const. Art. II, §2)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (OH Const. Art. II, §2)

What are the requirements to run for State Senator?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Be a registered elector of the 13th Senatorial District. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)
  • Reside in the district for one year immediately preceding the election.

How do I run for the State Senator?

  1. Complete petition form 2-F for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-G 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 should call Candidate and Ballot Services at (513) 887-3700, ext. 3 for signature requirements.
  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 $85.00. (R.C. 3513.10(A) and (B))

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for state-level office must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy.  (See, R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

A candidate must file a candidate’s financial disclosure form within the deadlines set by the Ohio General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

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.
  • Huron County is in the 57th State House District.  The District seat will be on the ballot in 2020. 
  • Each term is 2 years. (OH Const. Art. II, §2)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (OH Const. Art. II, §2)

What are the requirements to run for State Representative?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Be a registered elector of the House District where they wish to run. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)
  • Live within the District for one year immediately preceding the election.

How do I run for the State Representative?

  1. Complete petition form 2-F for party-affiliated candidates or form 3-G 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 should call the Board of Elections at (419) 668-8238 for signature requirements.
  3. File petitions with the Lorain 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 state-level office must file within seven days after the filing deadline either a Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-W) or the Waiver of Declaration of Filing Day Finances (Form 31-AA), whichever is applicable.  Failure to do so may result in your removal as a candidate on the ballot, even after the Board has otherwise certified your candidacy.  (See, R.C. 3517.109(D)).

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

A candidate must file a candidate’s financial disclosure form within the deadlines set by the Ohio General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

Background of the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are elected in even-number year General Elections.
  • There is one State Board of Education Districts in Huron County, 2nd District.  See the District Maps for more information.
  • This seat will be on the ballot in 2022.
  • Each term is 4 years. (R.C. 3301.02)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (R.C. 3301.02)

What are the requirements to run for State Board of Education?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the 2nd State Board of Education District.
  • Be a registered elector of the 2nd State Board of Education District.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. XV, §4, R.C. 3301.03)
  • Not, during the term of office, hold any other office of trust or profit or be an employee or officer of any public or private elementary or secondary school.  (R.C. 3301.03)

How do I run for the State Board of Education?

  1. Complete petition Form 3-Z. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper)
  2. Required signatures: (R.C. 3513.259)
    • Collect between 100  and 300 signatures.
  3. File petitions with the Lorain County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the general election.  (R.C. 3513.259)
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with the exact change of $55.00. (R.C. 3513.10(A) and (B))

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for State-level offices must file with the Ohio Secretary of State.

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)).