How do I run for office?

Click here to view: 2022 Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide (pdf)

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We'll walk you through the steps to file to run for office, and then use our Candidate Tools for resources to help your campaign.  

DISCLAIMER:  The information in this publication is current as of 1/20/2022.  However, this publication may be revised at any time due to change in federal, state, or local laws.  Please visit the Secretary of State's publication page for the most current version of this information.  This information is provided for informational purposes only.  IT IS THE CANDIDATE, NOT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VALIDITY AND COMPLETION OF A PETITION WHEN FILING.

Step 1:  What type of office are you interested in?