Candidate Workshop

Consider Becoming a Candidate and Attend a Free Candidate Workshop

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 times and locations, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.

There will be three candidate workshops for the 2022 General Election. They will be held between July 18 – July 29, 2022, we are in the scheduling phase now. Please look back as we get closer to June.

Placer Elections Workshop Videos

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