Running for Office

Interested in Running?

Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications. Candidates are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot. More information from the Virginia State Board of Elections about becoming a candidate.

Qualifications and requirements may vary slightly depending on whether the office sought is a local office, a general assembly seat, a statewide office, or a federal office. Generally, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be qualified to vote for and hold the office sought, and
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year immediately preceding the election.

Instructions for Potential Candidates

Additional Information for potential candidates is available on the Virginia Department of Elections Becoming a Candidate page. 

Questions about Running for Office?

If you have questions about the requirements of running for office, please contact Matthew Reisinger, Director of Elections & General Registrar, Warren County at 540-635-4327 or by email.