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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Running for Office?
Are you thinking about running for a local office?

This page will provide you with the tools that are necessary to start your campaign.
The type and number of documents required will depend on the office you wish to run for.

Please take a moment to review the following document:

~2016 Local Candidate Bulletin


For further information pertaining to the required forms and filing deadlines, please refer to the chart below.
To contact the SBE with additional questions, please call their Candidate Processing Specialist at:
1-800-552-9745 (ext. 8916)


Board of Supervisors- Party or Independent (Required Documents)

Required Documents  Submit To  Deadline
Campaign Finance  EB or Electronically  24.2-947.6
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy * Party Chair * Code 24.2.507
Petition of Qualified Voters * Party Chair * Code 24.2.507
 Code 24.2-506(6)
Statement of Economic Interest Registrar Code 24.2.503
Statement of Organization for a Candidate Registrar/EB/SBE * 24.2-947.1
Nominee Certification Letter from Party Chair SBE/EB Secretary Code 24.2.511.B

School Board- Independent (Required Documents)

Required Documents Submit To  Deadline
Campaign Finance EB or Electronically 24.2-947.6
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy Registrar Code 24.2.507
Petition of Qualified Voters Registrar Code 24.2.507
 Code 24.2-506(6)
Statement of Economic Interest Registrar Code 24.2.503
Statement of organization for Candidate Registrar/EB/SBE 24.2-947.1

Constitutional Officers- Party or Independent (Required Documents)
(Clerk of Court, Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer)

Required Documents Submit To Deadline
Campaign Finance EB or Electronically 24.2-947.6
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy * Party Chair * Code 24.2.507
Petition of Qualified Voters * Party Chair * Code 24.2.507
 Code 24.2-506(6)
Statement of Economic Interest Registrar Code 24.2.503
Statement of Organization for a Candidate Registrar/EB 24.2-947.1
Nominee Certification Letter from Party Chair SBE/EB Secretary Code 24.2.511.B

Soil & Water Conservation Director- Independent (Required Documents)

Required Documents Submit To Deadline
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy Code 24.2.507
Petition of Qualified Voters Code 24.2.507
Code 24.2-506(6)

Bridgewater/Broadway Mayor and Town Council- Independent (Required Documents)

 Required Documents Submit To Deadline
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy Code 24.2.507
Petition of Qualified Voters Code 24.2.507
Code 24.2-506(6)
Statement of Economic Interest Code 24.2.503
Code 24.2-502(iv)

Elkton/Grottoes Mayor and Town CouncilIndependent (Required Documents)


Required Documents Submit To Deadline
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy Code 24.2.507
Petition of Qualified Voters Code 24.2.507
 Code 24.2-506(6)

Dayton/Mount Crawford/Timberville - Independent (Required Documents)
Mayor and Town Council

Required Documents Submit To Deadline
Certificate of Candidate Qualification Registrar Code 24.2-503(iv)
Declaration of Candidacy Code 24.2.507


Footnotes:

* Required by Party Primary Candidates being nominated by Party by means of Primary OR Independent Candidates to declare for elections other than Primaries

* Independent Candidates submit to Registrar

* Candidates who plan on filing electronically must submit a copy of the Statement of Organization to SBE- Registrar gets original and may offer to submit a copy on Candidate's behalf. Paper Filers only submit to Registrar/EB