Matt Damon

I Would NEVER Run

for Political Office

8/9/2013 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You'll never EVER see Matt Damon's name on an election ballot ... 'cause the actor tells TMZ he has NO desire to run for political office.

Damon is a super political guy -- he's been heavily involved with the Democratic party for a while  (though he's been railing pretty hard against President Obama for the past year).

But despite his strong political opinions, Damon says politics just ain't for him -- and as he left Madeo in Beverly Hills last night, MD told us he'd rather just stick with his day job.

Still, we gotta ask ...