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November 4, 2014 California General Election

Candidate Checklist




Listed below is a description of the various mandatory and optional forms to be filed for candidates running for school or special districts in the November 4, 2014 Election. It is the obligation of the candidate, incumbents and challengers, to ensure that filing requirements and deadlines have been met. All candidates are urged to file the required documents as early as possible to avoid a last minute rush, confusion or misunderstanding. Additionally, it is recommended that the candidate file all documents personally.

Nominees for any county offices appearing on the November 2014 run-off ballot and nominees for State Assembly district who have accepted the campaign expenditure limits under Proposition 34 have the option of filing a Candidate's Statement of Qualifications and paying for its printing and distribution by 5 p.m. on August 6.

Candidates for city council seats must contact their respective City Clerk for candidate filing requirements.





Declaration of Candidacy

All Candidates - incumbents and challengers

July 14 - Aug. 8

(E113 to E-88)

Nomination Documents for City Candidates

All Candidates - incumbents and challengers

July 14 - Aug. 8

(E-113 to E - 88)

Candidate's Statement of Qualifications

Optional for all candidates


Candidates for county offices in run-offs and nominees for State Assembly who have accepted the Prop. 34 campaign expenditure limits

Must be filed & paid for with Dec. of Candidacy


For nominees by

5 p.m. on Aug. 8

Nomination Document extension

Anyone other than the incumbent who did not file

Aug. 9 - Aug. 13 (E-87 to E-83)

Campaign Disclosure Statements

All candidates & nominees

See filing schedule in green section.

Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Optional for all candidates

File with Dec. of Candidacy

Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700)

All candidates running for offices specified in Gov. Code § 87200

File with Dec. of Candidacy