File for Candidacy Candidate filing forms and information can be found below including the candidacy declaration and where to file a financial disclosure. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements outlined by the filing packet. It is important for candidates to carefully review all filing requirements and ensure they are qualified to hold office. Find more information on Candidate Election Law – Title 15. To submit your declaration of candidacy, complete the following steps: Ensure you meet the qualifications for office.File appropriate Financial Disclosure Candidates for U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative must contact the Federal Election Commission for campaign reporting requirements. These candidates are not subject to the Alaska Public Offices Commission requirements. AS 15.25.030(b), AS 15.25.030(c), AS 39.50.Incumbent candidates for State Senate, State Representative, Governor or Lieutenant Governor must file a Legislative Financial Disclosure Statement with Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC).Non-incumbent candidates for State Senate, State Representative, Governor or Lieutenant Governor must also file a Public Official’s Financial Disclosure Statement with APOC.Judicial retention candidates must file a Public Official’s Financial Disclosure Statement with APOC. Fill out and file the appropriate Candidate Filing Packet. Select one of the following categories for a list of candidate forms: Candidate Filing PacketsWrite-In Candidate Filing PacketsJudicial Retention Filing Packets Presidential and Vice-PresidentialU.S. Senator or RepresentativeState Senator or RepresentativeGovernor and Lt. Governor Pursuant to the Alaska Administrative Code there will be no write-in candidates for the offices of President and Vice-President. U.S. Senator or RepresentativeGovernor and Lt. GovernorState Senator or Representative Supreme Court JusticeCourt of Appeals JudgeSuperior Court JudgeDistrict Court Judge (Optional) Complete the Official Election Pamphlet Forms 30 days prior to each General Election, the Official Election Pamphlet (OEP) is distributed to all registered households in Alaska. The pamphlet contains information about candidates and issues appearing on the ballot. Candidates and recognized political parties must pay to appear in the OEP. The information submitted by candidates will be posted to the Division of Elections website prior to an election at which the candidate’s name appears on the ballot. OEP Filing Forms and Information Page Additional Helpful Information The APOC website is a reliable source of information about campaigning. For additional information on road signs, the Department of Transportation (DOT) website is a great resource. Together, these websites can provide valuable insights into campaign strategies and the regulations surrounding road signs and campaigning. As a voter or campaign worker, it is important to stay informed on these topics and develop a strong understanding of the rules and guidelines that govern political campaigning. If you have questions regarding filing for office, call the Director’s Office at (907) 465-4611 or (866) 952-8683 (toll free within the U.S.). Candidate Eligibility Complaint Information Legal References In accordance with Alaska Statute 15.25. and Title 6 Alaska Administrative Code 25.260, a person may question the eligibility of a candidate who has filed a Declaration of Candidacy or Nominating Petition with the Division of Elections for any statewide or district-wide office by filing a complaint with the Director of Elections. Complaint Letter Review the referenced statute and regulation on how to file a complaint. It must include a statement in 200 words or less of the grounds for why the candidate’s eligibility is being questioned.It must be in writing and include the name, mailing address, contact number and signature of the person making the complaint.It must be filed no later than the 10th day after the filing deadline. Candidate Withdrawal Legal References When withdrawing as a candidate, your filing fee will not be refunded.In accordance with AS 15.25.055, to withdraw as a candidate for a Primary Election, your request must be received no later than 52 days prior to the Primary Election.In accordance with AS 15.35.135, to withdraw as a candidate for a General Election, your request must be received no later than 64 days prior to the General Election. Withdrawal Letter You can use the Notice of Withdrawal or create your own letter. When submitting a Withdrawal Letter, a you must provide: A statement that you wish to Withdraw your Candidacy and the seat name you wish to withdraw from.Your signature and dateYour contact telephone number.