In order to practice social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), public access to our building, 165 Capitol Avenue, will be restricted. Although in-person interactions will be limited, our office staff will be available via email as normal. For the Business Services Division email and for the Legislative & Elections Administration Division email We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to normal business as soon as the immediate threat to public health has subsided.

Candidate Ballot Access

What qualifications do I need to meet to run for office in Connecticut?

How do I get on the ballot?

  • Consult with local party officials in order to determine how to qualify for nomination by an established political party.
  • Learn how to petition your way onto the ballot.
  • Learn how to become a write-in candidate for office.