Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​July 10, 2020

Contact​: Voter Registration and Elections
(916) 875-6451


Candidate Filing Begins Monday

Candidate filing begins Monday, July 13, 2020, and continues through 5:00 p.m. August 7, 2020, for the November 3, 2020, Presidential General Election. 

If an incumbent fails to file for office by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020, a 5-calendar day extension period begins during which any qualified person other than the incumbent may file. The deadline for the extension period is 5:00 p.m. August 12, 2020.

The Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) Office is located at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento and is offering Online Appointment Scheduling on our website. Appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. For more information on candidate filing please visit our Candidate and Election Resources page or you may contact Campaign Services at (916) 875-6276.

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