Filing for Office

The Placer County Registrar of Voters is preparing for no-contact candidate filing for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. Due to the heightened necessity for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, to run for offices up in the coming election we are asking candidates;

  • To either print the Candidate Filing Packet or contact our office and have one emailed or mailed to you.
  • To fill out the paperwork in its entirety (see video and tutorials for guidance).
  • If possible, email the paperwork to the Elections Office for review.
  • Make an appointment for an online meeting to go over documents and arrangements for completing the Declaration of Candidacy.

The filing period for the General Election is July 13 – August 7 (extended filing for those offices where the incumbent fails to file by the deadline will extend for all other candidates for that office until August 12).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ALL CANDIDATE FILING DOCUMENTS WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSE OF CANDIDATE FILING, WHETHER BY MAIL OR IN PERSON, TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION. (POST MARK AND/OR OBSERVING SIGNATURES VIA REMOTE ACCESSIBILITY DO NOT COUNT AS ON TIME SUBMISSIONS – NO EXCEPTIONS)  

We are available from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday by phone or e-mail: 530-886-5650 or [email protected]

To visit us in-person at our Elections Office in Auburn, please click below: Schedule Candidate Filing Appointment in Auburn

To visit us in-person at our Tahoe Filing location, please click below: Schedule Candidate Filing Appointment in Tahoe

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, if you arrive at our Elections Office in Auburn without scheduling an appointment, you may have an extended wait time.

We will be in the Tahoe area to receive Candidate Filing Packets by appointment only on August 4th, 5th, and 6th (and August 11th and 12th if there are any offices with extended filing in the Tahoe area).         

Helpful Links:

Candidate Workshop Zoom Meeting

Candidate Guidelines 2020 November General Guidelines

Candidate Filing Packet (excluding Declaration of Candidacy; will be completed at the end of the process via online meeting or in-person appointment only) – the paperwork may not be submitted until candidate filing begins.

State Department of Transportation Statement of Responsibility for Political Signs

District Verification: Click on link to check what district you live in (use your residential address) – Most offices require you to live in the district you are running for.

Tutorials on how to fill out the Candidate Filing Forms

Mandatory Forms:

Candidate Worksheet and Authorization/Release Form Tutorial

Declaration of Candidacy (to be completed at the end of the process by online meeting with the original followed in the mail by the deadline or in person appointment only)

Ballot Designation Worksheet Tutorial

Candidate Statement of Qualifications Tutorial

FPPC Form 700 Tutorial

FPPC Form 501 Tutorial

FPPC Form 470 Tutorial

Optional Forms:

Code of Fair Practices Tutorial

Placer County Sign Form Tutorial

Candidates for City/Town offices must file with the City/Town Clerk:

Auburn

Colfax

Loomis

Lincoln

Rocklin

Roseville

Campaign Finance Disclosure

NetFile: Public Access Portal

Placer County’s e-filing system can be used to electronically file your financial disclosure statements to meet the deadlines, however Placer County also requires the original signature to be filed and must be received in a timely matter thereafter. For pre-election filings the original is required by personal delivery or guaranteed overnight service.

Filing Access Portal

Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) Go to the FPPC website to find forms and more information regarding financial disclosures.