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Ohio Candidate Requirements

Are you running for office or thinking about running for office?  Please review the two publications listed below. The Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide and the Hamilton County Schedule of Elected Offices documents provide basic information necessary to file for office.


2020 Hamilton County Schedule of Elected Offices (PDF)


2020 Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide (PDF)


2019 Hamilton County Schedule of Elected Offices (PDF)


2019 Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide (PDF)



Additional Candidate Filing Information:


Candidate Petition Filing Checklist for Party Primary Election (PDF)

NOTE: The following petition forms are only available at the Hamilton County Board of Elections office:
- Judge of Hamilton County Municipal Court (Form 3-ID)
- City of Cincinnati Mayor (Special form)
- City of Cincinnati Member of Council at Large (Special form)
Petitions from the Secretary of State’s Website (Link to SoS forms and petitions page)
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