If you are interested in running for public office, we have provided some important informational links below to help get your campaign up and running, connect you to your local party leadership, and further develop your understanding of the local political landscape.

Not sure if you are eligible to run for elective office? Check out Allegheny County Candidate Eligibility Requirements to find eligibility and signature requirements for Allegheny County races. Find similar info for statewide races here.

So you have decided to run for office in Allegheny County…congrats and good luck! Find out exactly how to get on the ballot with Candidate Resources for Filing Petitions. If you have questions about your petition, you can contact the Board of Elections directly.


Not sure about running for office right now?

There are lots of other ways to get involved!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to have your voice heard in your community, consider joining a neighborhood council or committee.

If you are looking to get in involved with one of the major local political parties, here are the links for you:

Check out our Active+Engaged Residents page and our Networks and Nonprofits page for more ways to get involved!