Run for Elected Public Office

The Statewide Direct Primary Election held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. View Offices up for Election and Important Election Dates.

The official filing period for candidates was February 13 – March 9. The filing period for write-in candidates began April 9 and runs to May 22. For more information about the election or candidacy view the Primary Candidate Guide,

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

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. Previous Candidate Guides are available to view.

Campaign Finance

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

For Federal candidates, visit the Federal Election Commission.