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This chart describes how each jurisdiction verifies the eligibility of candidates wanting to placed on the ballots in that jurisidiction.


Jurisdiction How candidates obtain a place on the ballot
Alabama The Secretary of State has no obligation to evaluate qualifications.
Alaska Responsibility for verifying eligibility is with the Parties. Others file a Nominating Petition.
Arizona Nominees of the parties appear on the ballot.
Arkansas The nominees of the parties are accepted.
California The political parties have the responsibility.
Colorado The political parties have the responsibility.
Connecticut The Secretary of State is forbidden to remove candidates from the ballot.
Delaware The political parties have the responsibility.
Florida The political parties have the responsibility. The

Department of State does not have investigative or enforcement authority to ensure that candidates are properly qualified

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of Columbia

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