Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​​​​July 13, 2018​

Contact:  Alice Jarboe, Interim Registrar of Voters

​General Election

Candidate Filing Opens for the General Election

The Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections (DVRE) announced that candidate filing begins today, July 16, 2018 and continues through 5 p.m. August 10, 2018.
If an incumbent fails to file for office by 5:00 p.m., August 10, 2018, 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 15, 2018. ​

The DVRE office is located at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. More information can be found at our website at or by calling 916-875-6276.
Key Election Dates
October 8 – Begin mailing Vote by Mail ballots to voters.  VBM ballots are available at Voter Registration and Election Office, 7000 65th Street, Suite A.
October 9 – Vote by Mail ballot drop boxes open throughout the county.
October 22 – 15 Day Close of Registration.  Close of voter registration for election.
October 22 – Conditional Voter Registration period begins.  
October 27 – Regional Vote Centers open.
October 30 – Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot be mailed to a voter.
November 3 – All Vote Centers open.
November 6 – Election Day – General Election.