From local office to President of the United States, the choices our elected officials make impact our lives on a daily basis. Consider being a candidate for office in 2016.
2016 Filing Deadlines for Candidates
|Description of event||Deadline||Forms|
|Period to file a Declaration of Candidacy form||June 27, 28, 29||This deadline has passed|
|Period to file Intent to Establish a Political Party form||June 27, 28, 29||This deadline has passed|
|Deadline for party committees to file endorsement form||June 30||This deadline has passed|
Qualified Candidates for Ballot Placement
Any candidate for public office, political action committee or political party committee must adhere to Rhode Island’s campaign finance laws (R.I.G.L. 17-25). The State Board of Elections' Campaign Finance Department oversees all campaign finance matters in Rhode Island.
All candidates for elective office must file a Financial Disclosure Statement with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission, covering the prior calendar year, within thirty (30) days of filing a declaration of candidacy (R.I.G.L.36-14-16(c)). This filing can be made online through the Ethics Commission’s website. Failure to timely file this form may result in the imposition of a substantial monetary fine. For information on financial disclosure, or to obtain a PIN # for online filing, simply call the Ethics Commission at (401) 222-3790.