The Ohio Secretary of State has prepared the 2015 Candidate Requirement Guide to provide information related to running for public office, including laws and legal requirements. The online guide includes links to the text of the Ohio Revised Code and pertinent filing forms. A Reporting Calendar is also available.
The Delaware County Board of Elections will provide at least one copy of a candidate petition form upon request. Candidates are permitted to make copies of these forms.
Petitions contain three separate sections:
Information on campaign finance is available through the Ohio Secretary of State's web site. The Ohio Campaign Finance Handbook contains information to assist candidates for public office in filing Campaign Finance reports electronically.
In addition to these guides, there are several tools available here to assist you in your campaign. Data on voters, walking lists, mailing labels, and information on absentee voters are found under the "Election Tools" tab at the top. A variety of filing forms and campaign reports are also available. The Ohio Secretary of State provides a numerous resources to assist in filing, personal financial disclosure reporting, and a search for campaign finance filings in Ohio.
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