Run for Office
Although requirements to run for office differ for local, state and federal offices, you can become a candidate in Arlington if you:
- Can legally vote for the office you seek
- Have been a Virginia resident for at least one year prior to the election date
For independent candidates and party candidates not nominated by a primary who want to be placed on a November election ballot, the candidate-filing deadline is always by 7 pm on the third Tuesday in June. The deadline for primary candidates is usually late March.
For more information on running for a local office:
Information on upcoming Arlington elections.