About election labels on Twitter

Election labels contain additional information about Twitter accounts for specified political candidates. The label appears on the profile page of the candidate’s Twitter account and on the Tweets sent and Retweeted by the candidate’s account. Labels contain information about the office the candidate is running for, the state the office is located in, and (when applicable) the district number.

Additionally, these labels include a small icon of a ballot box  to signal the account’s status as a candidate running for government office.


Which candidates currently have an election label?


Currently, labels appear on Twitter accounts of candidates running for office during the 2022 US election cycle who:

  • Are running for state Governor, or for the US Senate, or US House of Representatives.
  • Have qualified to appear on the general election ballot.
  • Have a Twitter account that has been identified and confirmed as the candidate’s campaign account by Twitter.

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