NOTICE: 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 CRD@ct.gov and for the Legislative & Elections Administration Division email LEAD@ct.gov. 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.