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2018 Candidate Filing Fees and Petition Requirements

A change in state law updated filing fees and petition requirements for those seeking county, state or federal office as of Nov. 1, 2017. The information below reflects the new filing fees and petition requirements.

2018 Filing Fees

Filing fees are payable via cashier's check or certified check. Checks for state or federal candidates must be made out to the "Secretary of the State Election Board." Checks for county candidates must be made payable to the Secretary of the appropriate County Election Board.

Governor: $2,000
U.S. Senator: $2,000
U.S. Congress: $1,000
Lieutenant Governor: $1,000
Corporation Commissioner: $1,000
Attorney General: $1,000
State Auditor and Inspector: $1,000
State Superintendent of Public Instruction: $1,000
State Treasurer: $1,000
Commissioner of Insurance: $1,000
Commissioner of Labor: $1,000
State Senator: $750
State House of Representatives: $500
District Judge or Associate District Judge: $500
District Attorney: $500

County Officers: $300

2018 Petitions

In lieu of a filing fee, a candidate may submit a petition supporting their candidacy signed by not less than 2 percent of the number of registered voters in the appropriate district or in the state, as applicable for the office sought.
The official number of signatures required is based on voter registration statistics as of November 1, 2017.
Last Modified on Nov 24, 2021
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