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Getting on the Ballot: State Candidates - Partisan

For Legislative Office:

GABIS-9 Ballot Access Checklist [revised for 2016]

GABIS-10 Campaign Finance Checklist [revised for 2016]

For District Attorney:
GABIS-12 Ballot Access Checklist (revised for 2016)

GABIS-10 Campaign Finance Checklist (revised for 2016) 

IRS Requirements

Candidate committees may be required to file with the IRS. Click here for guidance.


Recall Elections

For Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senator: [revised 2012-03]

GABIS-10 Campaign Finance Checklist [revised for 2016]


Registered Write-In Candidates

To register as a write-in candidate, a Campaign Registration Statement (ETHCF-1) must be filed with the filing officer prior to collecting or spending any money on the campaign.

The deadline to register as a write-in candidate is 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Friday before the election.