Where Do I Start?

Are you interested in how millions of dollars are spent in Placer County? Do you want to make your voice heard in decisions that affect your community? Do you wish to serve your community through active participation in local districts?

Decisions that affect Placer County residents daily are made by dozens of appointees and uncontested officeholders because too few people file for office. Become a candidate and give Placer County voters a choice. If you are a U.S. citizen and a registered voter you are qualified to run for most offices.

Find information on running for office in the upcoming election on the “Filing for Office” page.  On the “Current Elections” page you can find information such as the offices up for election and important dates for candidates.  Check the “Current Elections” page periodically as more information and press releases regarding candidate filing are added.

If you have questions about running for office, you can reach Candidate Services at 530-886-5650 or toll-free at 1-800-824-8683.  You can also e-mail questions to [email protected].

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