Filing dates for the May 15, 2018 Primary Election are:

First day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy for the Primary Election (May 15, 2018) and General Election (November 6, 2018) is February 26, 2018.

Last day to file a Declaration of Candidacy, for the Primary Election (May 15, 2018) and General Election (November 6, 2018) is March 9, 2018, until 5:00 P.M. with the political subdivision office.

Last day for a candidate to withdraw before the Primary Election (May 15, 2018) is April 2, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.

Last day a Declaration of Intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the Primary Election (May 15, 2018) is April 17, 2018, until 5:00 P.M. 

 

Filing dates for the November 6, 2018 General Election are: 

Last day to file a Declaration of Candidacy, for a political subdivision, for the General Election (November 6, 2018) is September 4, 2018, until 5:00 P.M. with the political subdivision office.

Last day a Declaration of Intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the General Election (November 6, 2018) is September 24, 2018, until 5:00 P.M.  This filing date is for political subdivision candidates.

Last day a candidate of a political subdivision may withdraw before the General Election (November 6, 2018) is September 24, 2018.  

 

A candidate has two options when filing to be placed on the ballot:

  1. File declaration of candidacy and pay the $40.00 filing fee.
  2. In lieu of paying the filing fee, file a nomination petition, with five verified signatures and declaration of candidacy. (commissioner signatures must be from commissioner district).

Petition

  1. 5 signatures of registered voters from within the county (commissioner signatures from within the commissioner district).
  2. Petition must be complete with notarization.

Declaration

  1. Print name EXACTLY as you wish it to appear on the ballot.
  2. Signature of candidate must be notarized.

Filing Fee

  1. $40.00

Campaign Disclosure

  1. All candidates must certify a political treasurer. (Candidate may serve as their own political treasurer.)
  2. Candidates must file a C-1 form (Appointment and Certification of political Treasurer) prior to receiving any contributions or making any expenditures. The C-1 is available from and must be filed with the County Clerk.

Qualifications

  1. 21 years of age.
  2. A citizen of the United States.
  3. One year resident of the county prior to the election. (County Commissioner candidates must also be a 90-day resident of commissioner district prior to primary election).

Other Important Dates Relating to Elections:

Any potential school levy/bond election has the option to be held on March 13, 2018; May 15, 2018; August 28, 2018; or November 6, 2018.

Please contact the County Clerk's office should you have additional questions at (208)642-6000