Who Must File
Any candidate seeking a political party's nomination for an office on the November 8, 2016, General Election ballot (except President) must file during the March Filing Period. Click here for information on filing for President.
When to File
The filing period opens at Noon on March 16 and closes at Noon on March 30.
WARNING: Filing closes at 12:00 p.m. sharp. There are no exceptions to this rule. The candidate must be present and ready to file before the clock strikes noon. The SEC encourages candidates to consider all contingencies and plan accordingly to ensure this deadline is met.
State Election Commission
Wednesday, March 16: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday, March 17-18: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, March 19-20: CLOSED
Monday - Friday, March 21-25: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: CLOSED
Sunday, March 27: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.