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Number of Signers Required for Candidate Petitions in 2020

Click here to view signature requirements for Legislative and County Candidates.

Signature Requirements for Statewide Offices on Petitions Filed for the 2020 Election

U.S. SENATOR, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
Republican
: 1,730 signatures (1% of the vote for the 2018 Republican gubernatorial candidate - 172,912)
Democrat: 1,615 signatures (1% of the vote for the 2018 democratic gubernatorial candidate - 161,454)
Libertarian: 50 signatures
Independent: 3,393 signatures (1% of the total vote for governor in 2018 - 339,214)
New Political Party: 250

*The Independent signature requirement would also apply to independent candidates for constitutional offices or public utilities commissioner.

*Independent candidates for president and their presidential electors may be on the general election ballot by petition. Any person interested in becoming a candidate must file a certification with the Secretary of State indicating the name of the candidate's vice-presidential running mate with the candidates nominating petitions.