Run for Elected Public Office

The General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The final qualified candidates listimportant deadlines, offices up for Election, and more specifics can be viewed in the Candidate’s Guide to Running for Public Office.More information about the election can be found on the General Election page.

Run-off candidates from the Primary Election will appear on the ballot in addition to local offices; city, school district board members and special district board members.

Each election a guide is developed by the local Elections office  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. Previous Candidate Guides are available to view.

Information on Federal or State office qualifications and requirements are available through the Secretary of State (SOS) website.

Campaign Finance

Whether supporting a school bond measure or running for a statewide office, laws and regulations require that candidates and committees report campaign contributions and spending to ensure transparency and accountability for elections.

For State and Local candidates, visit the Fair Political Practices Commission.

For Federal candidates, visit the Federal Election Commission.