The nomination period for those interested in running for office ends this Friday, March 11th at 5:00 p.m. to file or March 16th for those offices in which the incumbent is not seeking reelection.
Candidates must complete nomination papers if they plan to run for certain elected offices.
OFFICES NOMINATED UNDER THE “TOP TWO” PRIMARY SYSTEM – In these races, the top two vote getters advance to the November election.
UNITED STATES SENATOR
UNITED STATES CONGRESS
COUNTY OFFICES (4 Year Term) – Candidates win in June if they receive 50% plus one of the vote. If no candidate receives 50%+1, the top two will have a run off in November.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
2nd Supervisorial District
3rd Supervisorial District
5th Supervisorial District
The nomination period closes 5:00 pm, Friday, March 11, 2016.
In addition deadline for filing for the following offices is also this Friday at 5:00 p.m. without any extension to March 16th.
COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEES
The County Elections Office will provide updates throughout the nomination period via Twitter and Facebook about who has pulled papers to run for office and when candidates signatures have been verified.
The Contra Costa Elections Division staff recommends that interested candidates read through the 2016 Candidate Guide for more information about the process, including the necessary number of signatures for nomination, candidate statements, ordering campaign resources, maps and filing fees.
A Contra Costa Board of Supervisor candidate, for example, must pay a $1,044 filing fee and collect 20 signatures to be on the ballot.
The Candidate Guide can be found online at: http://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/2016_CandidateGuide_Combined_Updated-12-30-15.pdf.
For those interested in seeking local political offices in November, the nomination period for the November 8th General Election starts in mid-July.
For more information, call 925-335-7874 or visit their new website at www.contracostacore.us
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