To run as an Independent or minor party candidate you must file a Petition of Nomination (CAN-44) this must be accompanied by a written consent for local office (CAN-45).
After filing for office, a candidate must fill out a Statement of Organization (CFA-1) not later than noon ten days after filing for office, or noon seven days after the final day to file for candidacy, whichever comes first.
Most candidates have to file a CFA-4 Receipt and Expenditures Report or a campaign finance report. Candidates must file this report three times during their campaign year:
The annual report is due in January for current office holders or committees that are still open. The pre-primary report is due in April and the pre-election report is due in October. An election calendar is available at the County Clerk's Office.