Filing for Office

Candidate filing opens July 18, 2022 for the November 8, 2022 General Election! Candidates may file nomination documents for offices up in the November 8, 2022 General Election, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The last day to file nomination documents for this election is August 12, 2022 by 5 PM (with the exception of those offices that extend if the incumbent fails to file or has termed out of office which will extend through August 17, 2022).  

For those candidates interested in filing for city or town offices please reach out to the respective city/town clerk.

The Elections Office will be offering candidate filing at the Tahoe Customs House in Tahoe City on Tuesday and Thursday; August 2, 4, 9, and 11 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

There are two ways to pull your paperwork.

  1. In Person at the Elections Office – 2956 Richardson Drive in Auburn.
  1. 2. An authorized representative can 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, regardless of how you obtain them, 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 530-886-5650 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Helpful Links:

Tahoe Candidate Filing Appointment Calendar

Candidate Guidelines

Candidate Workshop Flyer

Candidate Workshop Videos

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)

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:







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.