What Is a Candidate List?


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In reference to political elections in the United States, a candidate list is a list of candidates running for elected or appointed offices on the city, county, state or federal levels. Candidates list are often available on individual state's Secretary of State or Department of Elections websites.

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What Is a Candidate List?
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Election websites provide varying additional information alongside candidate names. For example, the Colorado Secretary of State's 2014 Primary Election Official Candidate List organizes candidates by the offices for which they are running and lists their party affiliations and their campaign websites, when applicable. The Kansas Secretary of State and Virginia Department of Elections also list candidates' mailing addresses and contact information.

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