Are you interested in running for elected office? Elections are carefully regulated in compliance with West Virginia laws and candidates must comply with several requirements, including:
Registration as a pre-candidate or candidate before soliciting contributions
Paying the required candidate filing Fees
Only accepting contributions from allowed sources, and only spending campaign funds on allowed activities
Filing periodic campaign finance reports
Properly adding the appropriate disclaimers to campaign advertisements
The West Virginia Secretary of State publishes an online Running for Office Guide each election cycle. You are encouraged to download and study this guide prior to beginning any campaign activity. Please call, email, or visit our office should you have any questions.