Run for Elected Public Office

The Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. More information about this election can be found here.

Each election a candidate guide is developed by our department 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 produced locally are available for reference.

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.