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Candidate Checklist – November 6, 2018 Election

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 6, 2018 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.

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



Applies to…

Filing period


Declaration of Candidacy

All Candidates – incumbents and challengers

July 16 – Aug. 10

(E-113 to E-88)


Nomination Documents for City Candidates

All Candidates – incumbents and challengers

July 16 – Aug. 10

(E-113 to E-88)


Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications

Optional for all candidates


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

Must be filed & paid for with Dec. of Candidacy


For June election nominees by
5 p.m. on Aug. 10


Nomination Document extension

Anyone other than the incumbent who did not file

Aug. 11 – Aug. 15
(E-87 to E-83)


Campaign Disclosure Statements

All candidates & nominees

Obtain filing schedule from County Elections or online at


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

Suggest filing with Dec. of Candidacy – Must be filed by Aug. 10