Do I have to declare a political party?
County, municipal, school district and judicial offices are non-partisan offices. Political party identification is not required.

Federal and state offices, except for judicial offices, are partisan offices. You must include a political party name when filing for the office. A candidate who has not filed as Independence, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, or Republican must also submit a nominating petition.

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1. What qualifications do I need to be a candidate?
2. Do I have to declare a political party?
3. What are campaign financial reports?
4. Where do I file my affidavit of candidacy?
5. What are fair campaign practices?
6. What are statements of economic interest?
7. What does it cost to file for office?