How to Run for Office

This is the place to look for information about what offices are up for election and how you can run for them. These offices are winnable and serving in many of them won't take up a lot of your time.


Offices up for election

[Countywide Office]


  • JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
  • JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
  •  DISTRICT ATTORNEY (unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [930 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  COUNTY CONTROLLER (unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [930 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  CORONER [930 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  COUNTY COUNCIL 1ST DISTRICT (unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [145 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  COUNTY COUNCIL 3RD DISTRICT (unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [98 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  COUNTY COUNCIL 5TH DISTRICT [94 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  COUNTY COUNCIL 7TH DISTRICT (unopposed in the last election - 2015) [ 127 signatures needed for ballot access]

City of Erie

  •  CITY TREASURER (unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [204 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  CITY COUNCIL 3 seats (this is a vote for 3 election so with only 3 candidates, this was unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [204 signatures needed for ballot access]

 City of Corry

  •  CITY TREASURER (unopposed in the last election  - 2015) [14 signatures needed for ballot access]
  •  CITY COUNCIL 2 seats (this is a vote for 2 election so with only 2 candidates, this was unopposed in the last election - 2015) [14 signatures needed for ballot access]

Offices in the various boroughs

  •  MAYOR OF CRANESVILLE (there was no candidate in this race - 2015)
  •  MAYOR OF MILL VILLAGE (there was no candidate in this race - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF ELGIN (this is a vote for 2 election so with only 2 candidates, this was unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL  OF LAKE CITY (this was a vote for 4 election with 5 candidates - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF MCKEAN (this is a vote for 4 election so with only 4 candidates, this was unopposed in the last election - 2015) 
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF WESLEYVILLE (this was a vote for 4 election with 5 candidates in the last election - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL  OF UNION CITY 2ND WARD (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL  OF UNION CITY 1ST WARD (this was a vote for 2 election with only 1 candidate so one of them was unopposed - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL  OF NORTH EAST 2ND WARD (there was no candidate in this race - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL NORTH EAST 1ST WARD (this is a vote for 2 election so with only 2 candidates, this was unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH  COUNCIL OF ALBION (this is a vote for 3 election)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF EDINBORO (this is a vote for 3 election so with only 2 candidates, one of the candidates was unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF GIRARD (this is a vote for 3 election)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF MILL VILLAGE (this is a vote for 4 election so with only 3 candidates, one of the candidates was unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF CRANESVILLE  (this is a vote for 3 election so with only 2 candidates, one of the candidates was unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •  BOROUGH COUNCIL OF PLATEA (this is a vote for 3 election so with only 1 candidates, two of the candidates were unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •   BOROUGH COUNCIL WATERFORD (this is a vote for 3 election, there were no candidates in the last election - 2015)
  • BOROUGH COUNCIL of WATTSBURG (this is a vote for 2 election, there were no candidates in the last election - 2015)
  • BOROUGH COUNCIL OF WATERFORD (this is a vote for 2 election, there were no candidates in the last election - 2015)
  • BOROUGH COUNCIL  OF GIRARD 
  • BOROUGH COUNCIL NORTH EAST 2ND WARD (this was a vote for 2 election with only 1 candidate so one of them was unopposed - 2015)

Offices in the various townships

  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF AMITY 
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  CONCORD (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF CONNEAUT (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF FRANKLIN (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF FAIRVIEW (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR GIRARD (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF GREENE (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  GREENFIELD  (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  HARBORCREEK  (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF LEBOEUF 
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  MCKEAN  
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF MILLCREEK
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  NORTH EAST 
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  SUMMIT  
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF  SPRINGFIELD  
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR OF UNION
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR WAYNE (unopposed in the last election  - 2015
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR  WATERFORD  (unopposed in the last election  - 2015
  • TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR  VENANGO  (unopposed in the last election  - 2015
  •  TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR FRANKLIN  
  •  TOWNSHIP COMMISSIONER LAWRENCE PARK (this is a vote for 3 election so with only 2 candidates, one of the candidates was unopposed in the last election - 2015)
  •  TOWNSHIP COUNCIL WASHINGTON (this is a vote for 3 election so with only 2 candidates, one of the candidates was unopposed in the last election - 2015)

Tax Collectors

  • TAX COLLECTOR CRANESVILLE BOROUGH (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  TAX COLLECTOR MCKEAN BOROUGH (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)

Auditors

  •  AUDITOR AMITY TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •   AUDITOR CONCORD TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR CONNEAUT TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR ELGIN BOROUGH (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP  (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR GREENE TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR HARBORCREEK TOWNSHIP 
  •  AUDITOR LEBOEUF TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR MCKEAN TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR NORTH EAST TOWNSHIP 
  •  AUDITOR SUMMIT TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR UNION TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR WAYNE TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR ELK CREEK TOWNSHIP  (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR GIRARD TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR VENANGO TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR WATERFORD TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR CONCORD TOWNSHIP (unopposed in the last election  - 2015)
  •  AUDITOR HARBORCREEK TOWNSHIP (no candidate in the last election  - 2015)
  • MORE TO FOLLOW





 

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In this section you can find "e books" that will explain, in nuts and bolts terms, how to run for office. 

Workbook for Candidates Running for Office (pdf)

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Libertarian Political Action (pdf)

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101 Steps to Victory How to Run for office and Win (pdf)

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How to Have Fun Running for Congress (pdf)

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Here you will find information about election law. Don't be intimidated. You don't have to master this, it's just helpful to be informed.

Campaign Finance Law Booklet (pdf)

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Pennsylvania Election Code (PDF)

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Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (pdf)

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Here you will find the various campaign finance forms you need to run for office.

Authorization for a Political Committee to Receive Funds on Behalf of a Candidate (pdf)

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Independent Expenditure Reporting Form (pdf)

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Independent Expenditure STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION –Reporting Form (pdf)

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POLITICAL COMMITTEE REGISTRATION STATEMENT (pdf)

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Campaign Finance Report for campaigns raising more than $250.00 (pdf)

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Campaign Finance Report for campaigns raising less than $250.00 (pdf)

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Statement Of Financial Interests Rev 01_18 (pdf)

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This is information about the Erie County voting districts.

City of Erie Voting Districts (pdf)

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Erie County Voting Districts (pdf)

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Erie County Polling Places (pdf)

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The number of voters in the City of Corry and the various Boroughs (xlsx)

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The number of voters in the City of Erie (xlsx)

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The number of voters in the various Townships (xlsx)

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