Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​​​​January 6, 2020​

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



Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Begins

The period to file as a write-in candidate in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election begins Monday, January 6, 2020. Eligible persons seeking to run as a write-in candidate must file a Statement of Write-in Candidacy and other documentation by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Candidates wishing to file as write-in candidates may visit the Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) Office located at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. For more information call Campaign Services at (916) 875-6276 or visit our website at

You may also use the toll-free voter assistance hotline at (800) 762-8019. The hotline has the ability to connect voters with disabilities with TTY (Text Telephone).
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