Filing for Office

For information on filing for the primary election go to the June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election under Current Elections.

  • The Signature-in-lieu period begins for all candidates on January 3 and closes February 9. (With the possible exception of the office of Placer County Supervisor, depending on supervisorial redistricting.)
  • Candidate filing for the primary election commences February 14 and closes March 11.

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

Helpful Links:

Candidate Guidelines Coming Soon!

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.