Business has been brisk for candidate filing for school and special district contests, however less than one third of the districts have a sufficient number of candidates for the contest to be on the ballot. Anyone interested in running for one of the contests on the November 4, 2014 General Election must complete the necessary paperwork by Friday, August 8. In the event that all incumbents for an office do not file by the August 8th deadline, non-incumbent candidates for that office have until Wednesday, August 13 to complete the paperwork.
The list of candidates who have filed for office can be found on the County Clerk-Recorder’s website at www.SLOvote.com. A list of contests, qualifications and other information for candidates are available in the Candidate’s Manual on the website. Candidates need to plan on spending about 30 minutes with Clerk-Recorder staff to learn of the requirements and complete paperwork. Anyone interested in running is encouraged to call the elections office at 781-5080 to make an appointment so Clerk-Recorder staff can prepare the candidate’s paperwork prior to his or her arrival.
Anyone with questions may contact the County Clerk-Recorder at 781-5080.