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After the last federal election, 7,045 women have signed up with us to learn how to run for office.  VoteRunLead is here to help. Get started with our 3 part web series to learn to Run As You Are!


About  VoteRunLead

VoteRunLead is a training powerhouse.

We match you with the right know-how, trainings and how-tos to help you enter politics with a purpose. Our approach is practical, actionable, nonpartisan and individualized. VoteRunLead members are sitting on school boards and in state houses all across America. Our candidates are diverse and dynamic. Our team knows how to support you; we are you. We know that who you are—your values and your life experience—make you an exceptional candidate. We believe in you and we feel the urgency you feel. Click through to learn more about VoteRunLead. 


You can run for any office in the area that you live. To find your offices, try Ballotpedia or your local boards of elections. Boards and commissions can be found this way, too. Parties and local politicos can tell you who is retiring, who is vulnerable in the next election, and upcoming open seats. Work to understand who represents you at every level.
Overcoming setbacks and continuing to persevere are great qualities in a leader, so share your story. Voters look for relatable candidates. Own your history and speak from a place of strength.
Parties have support structures and resources that will help your campaign, yet many seats are non-partisan. Folks can run on two party lines at the same time or claim independence. It’s your choice.
Yes! Most local offices are part-time and only require weekly or monthly evening meetings. In most state legislatures you’ll be at the Capitol five days a week for a few months, usually January – April. We’ll show you women who’ve made it work, too.
Everyone’s network is rich with resources: talented peers, supportive family, and yes, even some folks who can give you money. You’ll be surprised by the power of your personal networks once you start mapping it out!
If you are a U.S. citizen, you are qualified to run for office. You don’t need to have been born in America (except for POTUS), any specific educational background or previous political experience.