the right to be a candidate


THIS IS A NONPARTISAN GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL ELECTIONS, INCLUDING SCHOOL BOARD AND STUDENT ELECTIONS. YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN BALLOT MEASURES, POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, RIGHT TO BE A CANDIDATE, RIGHT TO VOTE AND STUDENT CIVIC & POLITICAL GROUPS.

constitutional qualifications, FEES & LEGAL PAPERWORK

  • FEDERAL CONSTITUTION - MUST BE A CITIZEN, HAVE MINIMUM RESIDENCY IN THE STATE, MUST BE OF A MINIMUM AGE.  STATES DETERMINE FILING FEES AND RELATED PAPERWORK.
  • MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
  • NORTH DAKOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
  • WISCONSIN SECRETARY OF STATE - ELECTION DIVISION

ballot access - primary & general election

  • BALLOT ACCESS NEWS - ONLINE NEWSLETTER PROVIDING NEWS AND ANALYSIS ON BALLOT ACCESS LAW IN AMERICA.  THE SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE HAS INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THE STATE.

campaign finance - RULES & REGULATIONS

debate inclusion - RULES & REGULATIONS