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Gaining ballot access

State laws and procedures govern how candidates come to appear on election ballots. Contact the Secretary of State or appropriate election office for more information.

House or Senate candidates: Contact the Secretary of State or appropriate election office of the state or territory in which you seek election for more information.

Presidential candidates: Contact the Secretary of State or appropriate election office in each state and territory for information on the requirements to get on the ballot in that state or territory.

For a guide to state and territory offices, visit the federal and state disclosure and election directory.