Here is a full list of 2018 federal elections (♦ = no election). If you are willing to throw your hat in the ring and be a candidate, then please let us know (more on that later). But before you do, you should take a moment to assess whether you can do a good job. Although the Constitution sets forth only a very few requirements to participate in our governance, it’s just common sense that if you don't have certain basic skills, you probably shouldn't run. For example, if you don’t understand the difference between a million, a billion, and a trillion, you have no business being responsible for spending those amounts of taxpayer dollars. You should be comfortable working with such large numbers, and with basic algebra so that you can manipulate the numbers and interpret the results yourself. You should also be a decent reader of English, and an adequate writer as well, because there will be a lot of reading and writing and correspondence involved in the job. You must have an active conscience, without which you won't be able to independently weigh the “goodness” and “fairness” of an idea or proposal. And you must be willing to think independently, and be totally committed to not just “follow the leader”. And not only with regard to leaders in government, but also including any other leader, such as a leader of a corporation or business organization, a leader of a church or other religious body, a leader of a family, or a leader of any other type of formal or informal organization. You must be willing and able to think for yourself, and to write and vote in accordance with your own considered views and conscience, and not be “awed” or unduly swayed by others.

Politics has a reputation of being a dirty business, full of liars and cheats and egomaniacs who will say and do literally anything, anything, to influence others, particularly a newcomer to politics. Assuming that’s true, you should also be able to independently understand and assess complex information and ideas. This includes not just the information itself, but also the probable, and even the unlikely but possible, motivations of the source of the information. If not, you will be too easily fooled. And perhaps most importantly, you must be absolutely determined to resist all attempts to lure you from your duty with offers of money, or power, or sex, or threats of embarrassment, or violence, or anything else. You must be totally committed to resisting all such influences.

If you don’t have these qualities, you probably shouldn’t run for office. But if you do have them, then you absolutely should. In short, if you’re a reasonably intelligent, ordinary “common” citizen, have an active conscience, are not easily intimidated, and are willing and able to think for yourself, you will almost certainly to a better job than a two-party politician, virtually none of whom seem to have any of those qualities.

If you will be a candidate in the upcoming election, then please let us know by clicking on the button below, or simply send an email to info@AmericanIndependents.org with the word "candidate" in the subject line. Please include the web address of your campaign site if you have one. If you don't have one, you can set one up quickly for free (search "free website" for options). Hopefully, a non-politician will be running for every available seat. When we spread this message and identify our candidates, we ordinary people can vote together to displace politicians in the very next election!

Independent and third party candidates running in the next general election are listed here. If there is more than one such candidate in a voting district, we have selected the one that appears to us to be most likely to care about their constituents, and least likely to behave like a politician, based on publicly available information. We have not researched platforms and positions, and express no further opinions or endorsements. This list is presented so that we who are disillusioned with party politicians can vote together for something different, even if that different option doesn't exactly express our views. Remember, party politicians hone their message to be as close as possible to what most people want to hear. But they do so simply to get us to vote for them. Based on the history of two-party politicians, they seldom or never express their actual views and opinions, and they have no intention of following through on any of the promises they make. So it doesn't matter if what they say is pretty much what we want, because they never do what they say they will. So let's not worry so much about independent or third party candidates' platforms, and concentrate instead on selecting a candidate we can trust to tell us the truth, to care about us ordinary citizens, to resist the influence of special interests and party politics, and who are most likely to work hard to support our freedom and reduce our burdens. Isn't that what we really want? So let's at least concentrate our voting power as effectively as we can on non-politician candidates, even if what they say isn't as close to what we want as what the politicians say. The truth is that in spite of that, what they will DO is almost certainly closer to what we want than what the politicians will do.

If there is no such candidate on the ballot in your voting district, and if it's possible to run as a write-in candidate, let us know if you're willing to run. We'll post your name here so voters in your district will know that a vote for you isn't just a vote for a new legislator. It's also a vote for a new, more effective congress.

♦  US president/vice president

♦  Alabama senate
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♦  Alaska senate
__ Alaska at-large

__ Arizona senate
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♦  Arkansas senate
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__ California senate
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♦  Colorado senate
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__ Connecticut senate
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__ Delaware senate
__ Delaware at-large

__ Florida senate
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♦  Georgia senate
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__ Hawaii senate
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♦  Idaho senate
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♦  Illinois senate
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__ Indiana senate
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♦  Iowa senate
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♦  Kansas senate
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♦  Kentucky senate
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♦  Louisiana senate
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__ Maine senate
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__ Maryland senate
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__ Massachusetts senate
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__ Michigan senate
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__ Minnesota senate
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__ Mississippi senate
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__ Missouri senate
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__ Montana senate
__ Montana at-large

__ Nebraska senate
__ Nebraska 1
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__ Nevada senate
__ Nevada 1
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♦  New Hampshire senate
__ New Hampshire 1
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__ New Jersey senate
__ New Jersey 1
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__ New Mexico senate
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__ New York senate
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♦  North Carolina senate
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__ North Dakota senate
__ North Dakota at large

__ Ohio senate
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♦  Oklahoma senate
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♦  Oregon senate
__ Oregon 1
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__ Pennsylvania senate
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__ Rhode Island senate
__ Rhode Island 1
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♦  South Carolina senate
__ South Carolina 1
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♦  South Dakota senate
__ South Dakota at large

__ Tennessee senate
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__ Texas senate
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__ Utah senate
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__ Vermont senate
__ Vermont at-large

__ Virginia senate
__ Virginia 1
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__ Washington senate
__ Washington 1
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__ West Virginia senate
__ West Virginia 1
__ West Virginia 2
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__ Wisconsin senate
__ Wisconsin 1
__ Wisconsin 2
__ Wisconsin 3
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__ Wyoming senate
__ Wyoming at-large

Non-voting delegates
__ American Samoa
__ District of Columbia
__ Guam
__ Northern Mariana Islands
__ Puerto Rico
__ US Virgin Island