Run for Elected Public Office

The next election is the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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. The candidate filing period begin July 16th and continue through August 10th.

Review the Offices up for Election.

View important General Election date on the Quick View Calendar.

Each election a Candidate Guide is developed by the local Elections office for local 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. Review the Candidate Guide for information and deadlines for the November General Election.

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.