CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Monday is the start of the January filing period for candidates interested in being on the ballot in the May primary and November general elections.
One U.S. Senate seat, all three U.S. House of Representatives seats, 17 state Senate seats and all 100 spots in the state House of Delegates will be up in November.
Candidates will have to file paperwork and pay an appropriate filing fee between Jan. 8 and Jan. 27 at midnight. U.S. Senate and House of Representative candidates will have to pay $1,740 to run, inidividuals interested in the state Senate will have to put forward $200 and candidates for the House of Delegates will have to pay a $100 fee.
Seats on county commissions, boards of education, conservation districts, the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation Distriction and political party executive committees will also be up for grabs.
“After overseeing 131 municipal elections last year and November’s special election, our office is ready for the 2018 midterm elections,” Secretary of State Mac Warner said in a press release. “I will do everything within my authority as the state’s chief elections officer to ensure our elections are fair end secure.”
Candidates can file in person at the Secretary of State’s Charleston office, the North Central Business Hub in Clarksburg and the Eastern Pandle Business Hub in Martinsburg. Filing can be done during regular business hours through Jan. 26, as well as from 8:30 a.m. to midnight on Jan. 27.
This year’s primary election is scheduled for May 8, and the general election will be held Nov. 6.