Secretary of State Jim Condos issued a reminder of the deadline for major party (Democratic, Republican and Progressive) candidates to appear on the ballot for the upcoming August 9, 2022 primary elections. The deadline is:
Thursday, May 26 by 5pm
Filing requirements and instructions can be found on the Secretary of State’s website, in the Elections Division section.
Major party candidates must file a consent of candidate form and financial disclosure in order to be placed on the ballot in the primary elections, in addition to a required number of petition signatures from Vermont voters depending on office; 500 for Statewide or Congressional offices, 100 for State Senate, 50 for State Representative and 100 for County offices.
Statewide and Congressional office candidates must file with the Secretary of State’s office. State Senate and State Representative candidates filed with their Senatorial District Clerk and Representative District Clerk, respectively. A list of the district Clerks can be found on the Secretary’s website. County office candidates file with their County Clerk.
The deadline for independent and minor party candidates is Thursday, August 4 by 5pm.
For more information visit the Secretary of State’s website, and find the “2022 Candidate Information Page” under the Elections tab.