Running for Office

Register to Run

The Election and Census Commission is the place to start if you would like to run for an elected local office - we will help you learn about the requirements to launch your campaign.

View information on campaign finance requirements.

View new OCPF Educational tutorial video.

Public Office Eligibility

Federal, State, or County Office

Please contact us about age, residence and signature requirements.

Municipal Public Office

For Municipal Public Office, any person who is a City of Lowell resident and a registered voter may run for public office. Candidate nomination forms and election calendars are available at the Election and Census Commission.

Candidates require the signature of 50 City of Lowell voters; all voters must be registered and verified through the Election and Census Commission.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact the Election and Census Commission at 978-674-1200 for assistance.