INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
We're here to advise you on which office to consider and provide guidance and support on running your campaign.
Whether you're seeking a seat on the local school board or a term as U.S. Congress, running for office is a commitment. Being successful requires careful attention to detail, making a schedule, and finding volunteers who believe in you ~ We're here to help you get started!
- Choose the office you want to run for. While the idea of being President may be tempting, its always best to start on a local or state level.
- Check the qualifications for the office. At a minimum, this usually means that you must be a registered voter in the geographical area in which you are running.
- We can help you file the required papers to get yourself on the ballot.
Tips on Running for Office:
- Research the office you want to hold.
- Attend meetings of the office you want to hold will familiarize you with the duties.
- Who will vote in the election?
- What will you do as an elected official?
- What legal obligations do you have to meet? (Our local Board of Elections can help you with demographics and legal questions)
- Take a personal inventory: Do you have the time, family support, name recognition, fundraising ability, drive to win, and public speaking skills necessary to run a good campaign?
- Are you already involved in your community?
- What can you bring to the table?
- Make a list of your fellow club members, family, friends, and colleagues you think will support you.
- Be realistic about how much time, money, or effort your friends will be able to provide, given their work and family demands.
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