Candidate Workshops

Considering running for office? Attend our free candidate workshop!

2024 Presidential Primary Candidate Workshop
Saturday, November 18, 2023
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In Person: Placer County Elections Office Training Room
3715 Atherton Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95765

Online: Via Zoom at
or Telephone: US: +1 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 941 4844 9754

Candidate Workshops will explain many of the details involved in running for public office including campaign financial disclosure filing, campaigning techniques and working with the media. Speakers will include campaign consultants, successful candidates, and members of the media in addition to Elections Office staff members. Prospective candidates and their supporters are encouraged to attend. Members of the media and the general public are also invited.

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for future candidate workshops, please email [email protected].

Candidate Workshop Flyer

Placer Elections Workshop Videos

2022 General Election Candidate Workshop

2022 Primary Election Candidate Workshop

2020 General Election Candidate Workshop

Introduction to the Elections Process – Placer County Elections Technician Jessica Williams gives an overview of the candidate workshop and a few words from Ryan Ronco, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters

Successful Candidate – Supervisor Cindy Gustafson provides firsthand experience and advice on running for office

Campaign Consulting – Kirk Uhler gives advice from the prospective of a consultant

The Press and Campaign Advertising – Wendy Williams, Placer County Director of Communications and Public Affairs gives a broad overview of media outlets for candidates

Q & A Candidate/Consultant/Media

Candidate Filing – Placer County Elections Supervisor Tina Belding explains the paperwork candidates will need to file to become an official candidate for offices up during any given election

Campaign Disclosure – Placer County Elections Technician Denise DeMattei supplies candidates with the necessary fair political practices disclosure obligations

Resources and Services – Kou Yang, Placer County IT Technician II reviews the resources and services our office has available to candidates

Q&A for Elections Staff  and closing statement from Ryan Ronco, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters