How do I file for office?

An individual who desires to become a candidate for an office shall file an affidavit of candidacy at the location as listed:

  • Federal File with Secretary of State
  • State File with Secretary of State or County Auditor of the County in which candidate resides
  • County File with County Auditor-Treasurer
  • City File with City Clerk
  • Township File with Township Clerk
  • School File with School
  • Soil and Water File with County Auditor-Treasurer

For more information on Becoming a Candidate, visit the Secretary of State's website.

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1. Who is eligible to vote?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. Why should I pre-register to vote?
4. How do I register on Election Day?
5. What are the options for Absentee Voting?
6. What is the process for Voting by Mail (Mail Balloting)?
7. How do I file for office?
8. Who May Be An Election Judge?
9. Who may be an Election Judge Trainee?