Candidate Filing Period For The 2024 Presidential General Election

Eligible citizens interested in seeking local office can file candidacy documents with the Registrar of Voters. Starting Monday, July 15, 2024, those persons interested in running for one of about 125 local school and special district offices up for election in the 2024 Presidential General Election can begin the candidate filing process online or at the Registrar of Voters’ office. To view the full list of school and special district offices on the ballot for the November 5, 2024 Presidential General Election visit: ocvote.gov/elections/whats-on-the-ballot.

Candidate Filing Period For The 2024 Presidential General Election

To qualify for one of the offices up for election, a candidate shall be a registered voter in the district and, if applicable, in the trustee area or director division. Eligible citizens can download many of the required candidacy documents by using the Registrar of Voters Candidate Filing Portal on our website (ocvote.gov/candidates), prior to filing the documents at the Registrar of Voters’ office. The Registrar of Voters also issues candidacy documents at its office, 1300 S. Grand Ave., Building C in Santa Ana, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates must file these completed forms in that office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024. Those interested in filing for candidacy can save time by scheduling an appointment online at ocvote.gov/appointments to complete the candidate filing process. Appointments will be available in the morning and evening.

The Registrar of Voters also provides a detailed Candidate’s Handbook with information about the candidate filing process on our website. Those interested in running for one of about 80 city offices up for election must pick up and file candidate documents at the appropriate City Clerk’s office during regular business hours.  For more information about this election, visit ocvote.gov or call (714) 567-7600.

About the Registrar of Voters:The Registrar of Voters is responsible for conducting elections in the County of Orange, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States with 1.8 million registered voters. We are a County agency, which receives funding from the County’s General Fund and periodic reimbursement from the federal government, the State of California and local jurisdictions.

Media Contacts:
Enedina Chhim
Community Outreach Manager
714-567-5197
mediasupport@ocvote.gov

Source:
Orange County Registrar of Voters

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