Filing for Office

Candidate filing is now open! Candidates may file nomination documents for offices up in the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The last day to file nomination documents for this election is March 11, 2022 by 5 PM (with the exception of those offices that extend if the incumbent fails to file or has termed out of office).  

For this election there are three ways to pull your paperwork.

  1. In Person at the Elections Office – 2956 Richardson Drive in Auburn.
  1. 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.
  1. You can access the documents remotely by following the proper link below under Candidate Filing Packets.

*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, please contact the Elections Office so that we can make arrangements for you to receive it. In this case the Declaration of Candidacy must be properly notarized by a California Public Notary and received in our office by the filing deadline.

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

Candidate Filing Packets:

The Declaration of Candidacy is not included in the nomination packets listed below.  You will need to contact the Elections Office and make arrangements to receive the Declaration of Candidacy if you do not plan to file your paperwork in person, this is the final step in completing the process.

Candidate Filing Appointment

Non-Partisan (Local Offices) Filing Packet

Voter Nominated and Non-Partisan Filing Packet

US Representative Checklist

State Senate and Assembly Checklist

Statewide Offices

Governor Filing Packet

Governor Checklist

US Senator Packet – (Full & Partial Terms)

US Senator Checklist

Helpful Links:

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.