Jason M. Gant

Secretary of State

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Nominating Petition for Partisan Election - Statewide Candidate

Nominating Petition for Partisan Election - Legislative Candidate

Nominating Petition for Partisan Election - County Candidate

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Available Petitions
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5:02:08:01. Form of nominating petition - Partisan election.

5:02:08:02. Form of petition for circuit court judge - Nonpartisan election.

5:02:08:05. Certificate of nomination for independent candidate.

5:02:08:05.01. Independent candidate declaration of candidacy and certification of running mate.

5:02:08:06. Form of declaration for new political party.

5:02:08:07. Form of initiative petition.

5:02:08:07.01. Affidavit to be filed with completed initiative, referendum, or initiated constitutional amendment petition.

5:02:08:08. Form of referendum petition.

5:02:08:09. Form of initiated constitutional amendment petition or initiated petition for repeal of constitutional provision.

5:02:08:11. Nominating petition for school board member.

5:02:08:13. Nominating petition for municipal election.

5:02:08:15. Municipal initiative petition.

5:02:08:16. Municipal referendum petition.

5:02:08:17. Municipal petition for recall.

5:02:08:18. County initiative petition.

5:02:08:19. County referendum petition.

5:02:08:20. Certificate of nomination for independent presidential electors.

5:02:08:21. Form of petition to increase or decrease number of county commissioners.

5:02:08:22. Form of petition to increase or decrease number of members of school board.

5:02:08:23. Form of petition for change in municipal government.

5:02:08:24. Form of petition for water development district director.

5:02:08:25. Form of petition for irrigation district director by division.

5:02:08:26. Form of petition for irrigation district director at large.

5:02:08:27. Form of petition for water project district director by division.

5:02:08:28. Form of petition for water project district director at large.

5:02:08:29. Form of petition for school district reorganization through dissolution.

5:02:08:30. Form of petition for multiple school district reorganization to create a new district.

5:02:08:31. Form of petition for reconsideration of rejected school district reorganization plan.

5:02:08:32. Form of petition for combining county offices.

5:02:08:33. Form of petition for combining a county office with the same office in other counties.

5:02:08:34. Form of nominating petition for township election.

5:02:08:35. Form of nominating petition for special district trustee.

5:02:08:36. Form of petition for taxpayer of real property conservation district supervisor -- Nonpartisan election.

5:02:08:37. Form of petition for urban area conservation district supervisor -- Nonpartisan election.

5:02:08:38. Form of petition for rural land owner or occupier conservation district supervisor -- Nonpartisan election.

5:02:08:39. Form of petition for organization of a county road, ambulance, rural fire protection, sanitary, watershed, or water project district.

5:02:08:40. Form of petition for a resolution of cooperation or consolidation

5:02:08:41 Excess Tax Levy Referendum Petition

5:02:08:42 Form of petition for consumers power district director

5:02:08:43 Form of petition for establishing or eliminating school board representation areas

5:02:08:44 Form of petition for referring the discontinuance of an attendance center

5:02:08:45 Form of precinct committeeman or committeewoman statement