Run for Elected Public Office

The next election for public offices will be June 5, 2018; view the Offices up for Election June 2018.

Each election a Candidate Guide is developed by the local Elections office for local district elections to cover the steps to become a candidate. These guides are for reference only and 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.

For additional information on qualifications and requirements of Federal or State offices, visit the Secretary of State (SOS) website.

Whether supporting a school bond measure or running for State Senate, laws and regulations require that candidates report contributions and payments to ensure transparency and accountability for elections.

For more information: State and Local candidates can take a look at the Fair Political Practices Commission site. For Federal candidates, visit the Federal Election Commission.