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 Candidates & Committees


Candidate Forms

Download candidate filing forms, including the forms necessary for no party/minor party candidates and write-in candidates.

Executive Committee Forms

Download forms for executive committees to fill vacancies in their committees as well as forms for filling vacancies in political offices.

Filing Pre-candidacy

Learn how to start your campaign for office and view the list of other candidates who have filed.

Recognized Political Parties in WV

Recognized political parties may nominate candidates for the General Election in the Primary Election or by convention. View contact information for the four recognized political parties in West Virginia.

No Party Candidate Information

Individuals who want to run for office with no party affiliation or under the banner of a minor party must gather signatures to gain access to the General Election ballot. Learn how to run as a no party candidate.

Write-in Candidate Information

Individuals may seek election to an office through write-in votes. You must file as a write-in candidate for your votes to count when people fill in your name for office. Learn how to run as a write-in candidate.

Tips for Starting Your Campaign

Learn basic tips for starting your campaign and handling campaign finances.

Eligibility and Employment Requirements

Use the checklist on this page to help determine what issues you may face when deciding to run for office.