Interested in Running for Office?

View the list of Presidential Write-In Candidates.

The list of Qualified Candidates that filed during the Candidate filing period that will appear on the ballot.

Check out the Presidential General Election November 8, 2016 Candidate Guide for important deadlines and requirements to file for office.

Candidate Guides are developed for the local district elections. These guides cover the necessary steps to become a qualified candidate and they are for reference only do not hold the force or effect of law. View Previous Candidate Guides.

Whether supporting a school bond measure or running for State Senate, laws and regulations require that potential candidates disclose contributions and expenditures to ensure transparency and accountability for California elections. Take a look at the Fair Political Practices Commission site for information.

Interested in running for a Federal or State office? Visit the Secretary of State’s (SOS) website for additional information of qualifications and requirements.