Filing for Office

Candidate filing opens on July 15, 2024, for the November 5, 2024 General Election! The last day to file nomination documents for this election is August 9, 2024 by 5 PM. However, if the incumbent fails to file the filing period will extend through August 14, 2024. The extended filing period does not extend for offices where the incumbent has termed out of office or if there have been boundary line changes since the last held election for that term, or if the district changes the way in which a district is elected (i.e. from qualified and elected at large to qualified and elected by district).

Our Elections Office is located at 3715 Atherton Road in Rocklin, CA. Our office will be open for candidate filing Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

The Elections Office will be offering candidate filing in Tahoe and Auburn during the candidate filing period. Candidate filing in Tahoe will be held at the Tahoe Customs House, located at 775 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145, on July 30, August 1, 6 and 8, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Candidate Filing in Auburn will be held at 2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603, on Mondays, Wednesdays, the last two Fridays (August 2 and 9), and Wednesday August 14 for extended filing (excluding Placer County holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended but not required (appointment calendar links provided below). Candidates with appointments will be served at their scheduled time. Please allow for at least 20-30 minutes to obtain the documents and note that walk-ins may experience longer wait times.

There are two ways to pull your paperwork:

  1. In Person.
  2. Have an authorized representative pick up the candidate paperwork for you. To do so you must fill out and sign the Candidate Worksheet/Authorization Form in advance for your representative to present to the elections official.

*All original nomination documents along with a completed Declaration of Candidacy are due to our office with original signatures by 5 PM on the deadline to be a qualified candidate for this election (postmark does not count).

If you do not plan to execute your Declaration of Candidacy in person, it must be properly notarized by a California Public Notary and received in our office by the filing deadline, no exceptions.

We are available from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, by phone at 530-886-5650 (toll-free at 1-800-824-8683) or by email at [email protected].

Helpful Links:

Note: Candidates filing for City Offices will need to file candidate paperwork with their respective City Clerk.

Tahoe Candidate Filing Appointment Calendar

Auburn Candidate Filing Appointment Calendar

Rocklin Candidate Filing Appointment Calendar

Helpful Tutorials:

Links to City and Town Clerk Webpages:

Campaign Finance Disclosure:

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