Petitions & Filing

Petitions & Filing

Filing Deadlines for the May 2022 Primary Election:

  • February 2, 2022 – Candidate Petition Filing Deadline for all U.S. Senate, State, County Offices and Ballot Questions and Issues
  • February 19, 2022, through March 4, 2022 – Candidate Petition Filing Deadline for U.S. Representative to Congress.  Petitions filed prior to February 19, 2022 are invalid.

Are you running for office or thinking about running for office? Please review the two publications listed below. The Ohio Candidate Requirement Guide and the Hamilton County Schedule of Elected Offices documents provide basic information necessary to file for office

Additional Candidate Filing Information:

NOTE: The following petition forms are only available at the Hamilton County Board of Elections office:
  • Judge of Hamilton County Municipal Court (Form 3-ID)
  • City of Cincinnati Mayor (Special form)
  • City of Cincinnati Member of Council at Large (Special form)
Petitions from the Secretary of State’s Website (Link to SoS forms and petitions page)