Candidate Qualifying


To run for office in the City of Hampton, one must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be a registered voter within the city of Hampton at the time of qualifying.
  • You may not have been convicted or sentenced for fraudulent violation of election laws, malfeasance in office, a felony involving moral turpitude or, if so, provide verification that your rights have been restored.

2021 Qualifying Information

Qualifying fee was set as follows:

Qualifying Fees:

Mayor : $324.00

City Council : $252.00

The qualifying fee is 3% of the previous year’s annual salary of the office/position you are seeking plus any supplements.

Qualifying Dates and Time:

Qualifying dates for Mayor and City Council seats will begin August 16, 2021 through August 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. until 4:3p.m. with an hour break each day beginning at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 the Office of the City Clerk.