Essex County Virginia

Candidate Information

Candidate Information

Interested in running for office? Visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Generally, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications.

  1. A candidate must be qualified to vote for and to hold the office being sought.
  2. A candidate must have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

Informational Bulletin & Forms

The Virginia Department of Elections has developed and published candidate informational bulletins specific to each office type. In addition to the qualifications, forms, and filing requirements, candidate information bulletins provide candidates with information they will need to run for office.

You may download the information through the links provided​ below or contact the Department of Elections to request that a candidate informational bulletin and candidate forms be mailed to you for a $10 charge. Please send your check payable to the Department of Elections to:

Virginia Department of Elections
ATTN: Election Services Division
1100 Bank Street, 1st Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Toll-Free in Virginia: 800-552-9745
Fax: 804-371-0194

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