Candidate Information

The SBEC, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Arkansas Ethics Commission, publishes a comprehensive handbook for candidates entitled "Running for Public Office".  The handbook outlines the legal obligations of a candidate, explains the necessary qualifications for holding public office, identifies filing procedures for candidates, and summarizes candidate reporting requirements.

A link to the handbook is provided below along with links to other forms and information that may be helpful to candidates.  To be mailed a hard copy of the handbook, contact our office.

Information for Candidates 

2024 Running for Public Office Handbook

Sample Petitions (please use legal size paper)