Waterford, Connecticut Green Party

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Run for Office

Running for public office is one of the best ways one can give back to the community and work for the greater good. Furthermore, our party greatly benefits when more dedicated citizens choose to run on our line, and we are currently looking for more individuals interested in running in the 2017 town elections. Boards with positions up for election in 2017 include:

  • Board of Finance (3)
  • Board of Education (4)
  • Board of Assessment Appeals (2)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (2 Full; 2 Alternate)
  • Representative Town Meeting (Dist 1 & 2: 5; Dist 3 & 4: 6)

Running for office is a much easier task with the help of our party's volunteers, and we're excited to work with you to further any office-seeking plans you may have. But whether you're looking to run for office as a Green, as an unaffiliated candidate, or as a member of another party, we're here to help!

Run as a Green

To run for office as a Green Party candidate in Connecticut, you'll have to make sure you complete the following steps:

1. Make sure your voter registration states that you are registered with the Green Party.


2. Contact us (or your local Green chapter) with information regarding who you are, for which office you would like to run, and why you believe the Green Party best represents you. Be sure to include your contact information in that message.


3. Secure the Party's nomination by attending the official Nominating Convention and securing the required votes. The Party officials will then submit a letter of endorsement to the proper officials, stating that you have the permission of the Party to run on the "Green" line.


4. The Party will then help you fill out an Application for Nominating Petition(s) and SEEC Form #1. The Application for Nominating Petition(s) will be submitted to the Secretary of the State, and the SEEC Form #1 will be submitted to either the Town Clerk (municipal election) or the SEEC (state/federal election). Approximately a week later, the Party will receive Nominating Petitions from the Secretary of the State's office.


5. On the Nominating Petitions, collect as many signatures as are required, as reported by the Secretary of the State. These signatures must be from registered voters in the town in which you are running for office. Be sure to collect extra signatures in case town or state officials disqualify some of the signatures.


6. Submit the Nominating Petition to the Town Clerk by the deadline date (more than 60 days before the general election). In the next few weeks, the Party will receive a letter from the Secretary of the State stating whether or not the signatures collected were sufficient enough to place you on the ballot.


7. Learn about how to submit campaign finance documents from the Party and the SEEC, and work with the Party to make your campaign successful!


If you have any questions, contact us and we'll help you through the process!

Run as an Unaffiliated Candidate

To run for office as an unaffiliated candidate (AKA a "petitioning candidate") in Connecticut, you'll have to make sure you complete the following steps:

1. Fill out an Application for Nominating Petition and SEEC Form #1


2. Submit the Application for Nominating Petition to the Secretary of the State, and the SEEC Form #1 to either your Town Clerk (municipal election) or the SEEC (state/federal election). In a week or so, you will receive your nominating petition in the mail.


3. On the Nominating Petition, collect as many signatures as are required, as reported by the Secretary of the State. These signatures must be from registered voters in the town in which you are running for office. Be sure to collect extra signatures in case town or state officials disqualify some of the signatures.


4. Submit the Nominating Petition to the Town Clerk by the deadline date (more than 60 days before the general election). In the next few weeks, you will receive a letter from the Secretary of the State stating whether or not the signatures collected were sufficient enough to place you on the ballot.


5. Begin your campaign!

Run with a Different Party

To run for office as a Democrat, Republican, or as a member of a different "third" party, we recommend that you contact that Party (either the state party or a local chapter) and ask how you may go about running for office on their line. To find contact info for various parties, please follow the links below:

If you wish to form your own political party, we recommend that you contact the Secretary of the State's office for more information.