There are 2 US Senators from Ohio. Terms for these two seat are 6 years. They are not elected in the same year. One seat is 2016, 2022, 2028, etc. The other is 2012, 2018, 2024, etc.
Ballot requirements for US Senate – Signatures (1000 – major party) (500 – minor party) (5000 – Independent). $150 filing fee. You must be at least 30 years old. A US citizen for at least 9 years. Refer to page 1 of the 2016 Candidate Guide.
Filing must be done at the Ohio Secretary of State office in Columbus.
Filing deadline for these seats is currently Dec 16th 2015 for a March 15th, 2016 Primary.
IMPORTANT – This is a Federal election, thus your financial reporting will be conducted through the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) rather than the Ohio Secretary of State. The FEC maintains a very good Q and A for candidates. CLICK HERE to visit the FEC site
Remember, your signatures and candidate filing will be done with the Ohio Secretary of State, your financial declarations and reports will be handled through the Federal Elections Commission.
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