Candidate Requirements


 Candidates must meet certain qualifications and requirements in order to appear on the ballot. These qualifications and requirements may vary depending on the office the candidate is running for. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications: 
  • Qualified voter
  • Qualified to hold office being sought
  • Resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year immediately preceding elections
All interested individuals may call the Virginia Department of Elections at (800) 552-9745 to request a complete Candidate Packet.

Candidates may also visit the Candidates and PACs section of the Department of Elections website for additional information, including laws, policies, and forms for regional, statewide, and federal offices.

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