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Welcome to Ballotpedia’s one-stop source for information about the 2012 state executive official elections. On this page you can find comprehensive, unbiased coverage of candidates and elections, including links to every state’s general election page on Ballotpedia, election pages for individual governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general races and unique election reporting.

If you have any questions about state executive officials please contact Geoff Pallay.

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Our coverage

We will be covering 84 state executive official elections in 22 states from the day the candidate filing period ends to the day the newly elected officials take office.

Top office vs. Down ballot

At Ballotpedia, we divide the state executives into top offices and down ballot seats, and we provide different types of coverage. Top offices include governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general and secretaries of state. For those elections, we have separate pages that provide in-depth coverage of every stage of the election, from candidate profiles, primary results and to polling, campaign finance reports, and unique news articles.

The down ballot races also get individual coverage, but the pages are broken out by state instead of by office. For example, the North Carolina "down ballot" races for treasurer, auditor, superintendent of public instruction, insurance commissioner and labor commissioner are grouped together on one page. Each race has a tab that provides background information, links to candidate profiles, results, campaign ads, and much more.

Our candidate pages

There are two types of candidates: current officials who are running for office and new candidates who do not currently hold an office we cover on Ballotpedia. For all candidates we strive to provide you, our reader, with the following information:

  • Clear biographical information, including education
  • Who the candidates is running against and when the elections will be held
  • Campaign finance information
  • Links to their campaign website, Facebook candidate pages, and Twitter accounts (where available)
  • Election results

Signature filing deadlines

Each state sets the deadline for when candidates must declare for election. Once the filing deadline passes, the state will verify signatures and issue an official list of candidates document. The timing of a document like this varies for each state. Some states will immediately release a document that is an unofficial list of candidates -- meaning it could contain some candidates who ultimately may either withdraw or be disqualified prior to the primary. In these situations, Ballotpedia staff will be adding links to these lists and adding names of candidates to election pages within 1-2 weeks of the list being released. Profiles will then be built of the candidates.

However, in other situations, states do not release any compiled list of candidates until weeks of even months have elapsed past the deadline. In these situations, Ballotpedia staff will work to build as many candidates can based on news reports and direct contact with candidates.

Primary elections

As each primary takes place, Ballotpedia staff will be indicating the winners and losers within 24-48 hours of the primary. Candidates who defeat an opponent in a primary will then have an election box added to the profile. Following the primary, the elections page will be updated to indicate which candidates will appear in the general election.

General election

On election night, Ballotpedia staff will be updating election pages with check marks to indicate the winner of each race.

Original analysis

Throughout the election season, Ballotpedia staff will be creating analysis pages regarding the state executive races. For example:

  • Election reports three months, two months, and one month prior to the November general election that highlight the more competitive races and provide predictions for the outcomes of each of the top office races
  • Racetracking of races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and secretary of state
  • List of incumbent state executives who are running for a new office
  • Feature articles from each state following the candidate filing deadline

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Alabama

Alabama state executive official elections, 2012

Arizona

Arizona state executive official elections, 2012

Delaware

Delaware state executive official elections, 2012

Georgia

Georgia state executive official elections, 2012

Indiana

Indiana state executive official elections, 2012

Louisiana

Louisiana state executive official elections, 2012

Missouri

Missouri state executive official elections, 2012

Montana

Montana state executive official elections, 2012

  • Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor:
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Montana Public Service Commission

Nebraska

Nebraska state executive official elections, 2012

New Hampshire

New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012

New Mexico

New Mexico state executive official elections, 2012

North Carolina

North Carolina state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • State Auditor
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Commissioner of Labor
  • Commissioner of Insurance

North Dakota

North Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • State Auditor
  • Commissioner of Insurance
  • Public Service Commission

Oklahoma

Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012

Oregon

Oregon state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • Commissioner of Labor

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • Auditor General

South Dakota

South Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

Texas

Texas state executive official elections, 2012

Utah

Utah state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • State Auditor

Vermont

Vermont state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • State Auditor

Washington

Washington state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • State Auditor
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Commissioner of Insurance
  • Commissioner of Public Lands

West Virginia

West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012

  • Treasurer
  • State Auditor
  • Commissioner of Agriculture

2012 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama 1/13/2012 3/13/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for Governor in the last general election in the district.[1] 60
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature requirements for candidates for the Corporation Commission vary with party. Democratic candidates must submit at least 5,124 signatures and no more than 102,475 signatures. Republican candidates must submit at least 5,609 signatures and no more than 112,175 signatures. Libertarian candidates must submit at least 124 signatures and no more than 2,467 signatures.[2] 90
Delaware 7/10/2012 9/11/2012 Major Party Fee will be set July 2012.[3] 63
Georgia 5/25/2012 7/31/2012 Candidates for Chairman of Public Service Commission must pay a filing fee of $3,493.57.[4] 67
Indiana 2/10/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must submit a Statement of Economic Interest and 4,500 signatures, with at least 500 from each of Indiana's 9 congressional districts.[5] Candidates for Attorney General of Indiana must submit a Statement of Economic Interest.[5] 74
Louisiana 8/17/2012 11/6/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must pay a $600 qualifying fee and a $300 state central committee fee. Candidates may submit at least 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each distirct, in lieu of fees.[6] 81
Missouri 3/27/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer must pay a $200 filing fee.[7] 133
Montana 3/12/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,945.29. Candidates for Secretary of State, State Auditor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction must pay a filing fee of $860.18. Candidates for Attorney General must pay a filing fee of $1,040.77.[8] 85
Nebraska 3/1/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates for Nebraska Public Service Commission must pay a $750 filing fee.[9] 75
New Hampshire 6/15/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $100 or 200 signatures.[10] 88
New Mexico 3/20/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Regulation Commission must pay a $50 filing fee. Democratic candidates from District 1 must submit at least 646 signatures. Republican candidates from District 1 must submit at least 941 signatures. Democratic candidates from District 3 must submit at least 1,095 signatures. Republican candidates from District 3 must submit at least 697 signatures.[11] 112
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Labor, and Commissioner of Insurance must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office sought.[12] 69
North Dakota 4/13/2012 6/12/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Commissioner of Insurance must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election (No more than 300 signatures required).[13] 60
Oklahoma 4/13/2012 6/26/2012 74
Oregon 3/6/2012 5/15/2012 Major party candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Labor must pay a $100 Filing Fee. To be included in the Voters Pamphlet major party candidates must pay $3,000 or submit 500 verified signatures.[14] 70
Pennsylvania 2/14/2012 4/24/2012 Candidates for Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General must pay a $200 filing fee. Candidates must also submit 1,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures from 5 districts. 70
South Dakota 3/27/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Utilities Commission Chairperson will be nominated at the 2012 state Republican and Democratic conventions of each political party.[15] 70
Utah 3/15/2012 6/26/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $536. Minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 1,000 signatures and pay the same filing fee.[16] 102
Vermont 6/14/2012 8/28/2012 Both major and minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 500 signatures.[17] 75
Washington 5/18/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Public Lands must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office.[18] 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,500. Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture must pay a filing fee of $950.[19] 101


References

  1. Alabama Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 8, 2011
  2. Arizona Secretary of State "Partisan Signature Requirements" accessed January 7, 2012
  3. Delaware Secretary of State "2012 Election Calendar" accessed December 12, 2011
  4. Georgia Secretary of State "Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Indiana Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 9, 2011
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State "Qualifying Fees" accessed December 12, 2011
  7. Missouri Secretary of State "Candidate Filing" accessed December 9, 2011
  8. Montana Secretary of State "2012 Offices and Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  9. Nebraska Secretary of State "Filing Fee Schedule" accessed December 9, 2011
  10. New Hampshire Secretary of State "Filing for Office" accessed December 11, 2011
  11. New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Candidate Guide" accessed December 12, 2011
  12. North Carolina State Board of Elections "Candidacy Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  13. North Dakota Secretary of State "Running for Statewide Executive" accessed December 9, 2011
  14. Oregon Secretary of State "Candidate Filing" accessed December 9, 2011
  15. South Dakota Secretary of State "Upcoming Elections" accessed December 11, 2011
  16. Lieutenant Governor of Utah Elections Division "Becoming a State Candidate" accessed December 9, 2011
  17. Vermont Elections Division "2012 Becoming a Candidate" accessed December 9, 2011
  18. Washington Secretary of State "Filing for Public Elective Office" accessed December 9, 2011
  19. West Virginia Secretary of State "Offices on the Ballot 2012" accessed December 9, 2011