You must be a registered voter in Worcester.
Request nomination papers from the offices of the Board of Election Commissioners, Room 208, City Hall.
State and Federal candidates for election in November file nomination papers in order to have their names printed on the ballot. Most often, candidates gain access to the general election ballot in one of the following two ways:
For each office, state law has assigned a minimum number of certified signatures required for ballot access. For example, candidates for state representative must submit at least 150 certified signatures, while candidates for state senator are required to submit at least 300 certified signatures. For a complete listing of signature requirements and additional information, please see the candidate guide.
Candidates may request nomination papers from the office of the Board of Election Commissioners, Room 208, City Hall.
City Council candidates submit their Finance Reports to the State of Massachusetts. To view the Finance Reports for the City of Worcester's City Council candidates, please visit the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
School Committee candidates submit their Finance Reports to the City of Worcester. Candidates must submit Campaign Finance Reports eight days prior to the Preliminary Election, eight days prior to the Municipal Election and an end-of-year report.
Below each election year is a list of candidates' Finance Reports as submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.
OCPF Online is the website of the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), the independent state agency that administers the state's campaign finance law.