Candidate Information

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RUNNING FOR OFFICE?

The information contained within these pages is intended to provide information and aid candidates. Dates and information are subject to change. If there are any questions contact your local or state party leaders and/or this department for clarification.

PETITION SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS AND FILING FEES



OFFICE SIGNATURES FEES

STATE WIDE
Senatorial 500 $100
Legislative 300 $100

STATE PARTY COMMITTEE
Democrat 100 $25
Republican 100 $25

COUNTY PARTY COMMITTEE
Democrat 10 $0
Republican 10 $0

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 250 $100
*May cross file

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE 100 $50/party
*May cross file

COUNTY WIDE OFFICES 250 $100

CITY OFFICES 100 $25
*Monongahela & Washington

BOROUGH OFFICES
10 $0

TOWNSHIP OFFICES 10 $0

SCHOOL DIRECTORS
10 $0
*May cross file

HOME RULE (Peters Township) 10 $0

CONSTABLE 10 $10

* Candidates are advised that these are MINIMUM signature requirements, and that it would be prudent to collect more than the minimum to withstand any potential challenges.

NOMINATING PAPERS REQUIREMENTS


MINIMUM signatures required are 2% of the total votes cast for the winning candidate on the ballot in the last preceding election for the electoral district in question. Fees to file are equal to the fees for petitions for the same office.

ITEMS REQUIRED FOR FILING AS A CANDIDATE WITH WASHINGTON COUNTY


- A Completed and Notarized Candidate's Affidavit
- A Nomination Petition with the required number of signatures
- A Certified Check or Money Order made out to Washington County
- A Copy of your Statement of Financial Interests (Not required for Federal or Political Party Candidates)

IMPORTANT DATES

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