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Running for Office

Info for first time candidates

To encourage people that want to serve their community, the state of Ohio has assembled a guide to help first time candidates. It offers a list of all the available offices, including the requirements to run for each.


Campaign Cybersecurity Resources

More than ever, it is important to keep a digital presence safe from people that want to corrupt or use data. The state of Ohio has collected resources for campaigns to use to minimize the risks to all candidates.


Current Ohio Candidates

Find more information including forms & petitions, district maps, election calendars, and more.