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Audio versions of all measures in Sacramento County are available on this page. Your residence address will determine what local measures you are eligible to vote on. For state proposition audio information, visit the
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All candidates must complete the nomination process by the legal filing deadline established by law. The Department strongly encourages you to file all required forms in advance of the legal deadline. Filing early allows candidates ample time to satisfy requirements and correct any errors or omissions with your nomination documents. The Department cannot make exceptions to the filing deadline, under any circumstance.
Candidate Filing: Offices in Extension, August 15, 2022 - August 17, 2022
The Nomination Period for the following local offices that are scheduled to be voted upon at the November 8, 2022 General Election in Sacramento County have been extended until 5:00 p.m., August 17, 2022. The extension is only applicable to candidates other than the incumbent.
Extended for Offices in Sacramento County
Candidates are encouraged to filed their candidacy papers in-person by appointment; however, you may authorize someone else to pick up documents by appointment on your behalf.
Candidate Filing Appointments
We are happy to assist with your candidate filing needs. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (916) 875-6276.
Resources for Candidates
The Candidate Guide is intended to provide general information for candidates and does not have the force or effect of law, regulation or rule. It is distributed with the understanding that the Voter Registration and Elections office of the County of Sacramento is not rendering legal advice. Therefore, the guide is not a substitute for legal counsel for the individual, organization or candidate using it.
November 8, 2022, Candidate Guide
Candidate Filing Overview
The presentation below provides a general overview of the candidate filing process.
Candidate Filing Overview
Candidates are listed as “pending” until all nomination documents are filed and approved. Once these documents are approved the qualification status is changed to “qualified”. Candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office.
Qualifications – For a complete list of qualifications please see the Candidate Guide.
Letter of Authorization – Please complete if anyone other than the candidate will be obtaining and or filing candidate nomination documents on behalf of the candidate.
Ballot Designation Worksheet – Fill it out online, print, and bring it in signed.
Candidate Statement Form – If you are submitting a statement to be included in the County Voter Information Guide fill it out online, print, sign, and date. The first page of this form must be filled out and returned even if you do not plan on not submitting a candidate statement.
Code of Fair Campaign Practices – Optional. Print and bring it in signed.
Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
Statement of Responsibility for Caltrans – Outdoor political signs. Fill it out online, print, and mail it to the address on the form.