The next election will be the Primary on June 5, 2018; view the offices that will be open for candidate filing.
Candidate Guides are developed by the Election’s office for the local district elections. These guides cover the steps to become a qualified candidate and for reference only, they do not hold the force or effect of law. The candidate guide for the upcoming election is still in progress, feel free to view Previous Candidate Guides.
Interested in running for a Federal or State office? Visit the Secretary of State (SOS) website for additional information of qualifications and requirements.
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 elections. Take a look at the Fair Political Practices Commission site for State and Local information. For Federal candidates visit the Federal Election Commission.