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Audio versions of all measures in Sacramento County are available on this page. Your residence address will determine what local measures you are eligible to vote on. For state proposition audio information, visit the
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All candidates must complete the nomination process by the legal filing deadline established by law. The Department strongly encourages you to file all required forms in advance of the legal deadline. Filing early allows candidates ample time to satisfy requirements and correct any errors or omissions with your nomination documents. The Department cannot make exceptions to the filing deadline, under any circumstance.
Candidate Filing: February 14, 2022 through March 11, 2022
The Nomination Period for the following local offices that are scheduled to be voted upon at the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election will begin February 14, 2022.
Candidates are encouraged to filed their candidacy papers in-person by appointment; however, you may authorize someone else to pick up documents by appointment on your behalf.
Candidate Filing Appointments
We are happy to assist with your candidate filing needs. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (916) 875-6276.
Resources for Candidates
The Candidate Guide is intended to provide general information for candidates and does not have the force or effect of law, regulation or rule. It is distributed with the understanding that the Voter Registration and Elections office of the County of Sacramento is not rendering legal advice. Therefore, the guide is not a substitute for legal counsel for the individual, organization or candidate using it.
June 7, 2022, Candidate Guide
Candidate Filing Overview
The presentation below provides a general overview of the candidate filing process.
Candidate Filing Overview
Candidates are listed as “pending” until all nomination documents are filed and approved. Once these documents are approved the qualification status is changed to “qualified”. Candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office.
Qualifications – General Qualifications for District Attorney, Assessor, Sheriff and Judge of the Superior Court; For a complete list of qualifications please see the Candidate Guide.
Letter of Authorization – Please complete if anyone other than the candidate will be obtaining and or filing candidate nomination documents on behalf of the candidate.
Ballot Designation Worksheet – Fill it out online, print, and bring it in signed.
Candidate Statement Form – If you are submitting a statement to be included in the County Voter Information Guide fill it out online, print, sign, and date. The first page of this form must be filled out and returned even if you do not plan on not submitting a candidate statement.
Code of Fair Campaign Practices – Optional. Print and bring it in signed.
Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
Statement of Responsibility for Caltrans – Outdoor political signs. Fill it out online, print, and mail it to the address on the form.
To learn more about what activities occur during specified periods, consult the calendar for deadlines set by California Election Code.
June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election Calendar
June 7, 2022, Measure Calendar
November 8, 2022, General Election Calendar
November 8, 2022, Measure Calendar
Secretary of State Randomized Alphabet Drawing - All contest ballot order will follow the results of the randomized drawing conducted by the Secretary of State.
Sacramento County Randomized Alphabet Drawing - The results of the VRE drawing shall be used only to arrange the names of the candidates when the Assembly and Senate District includes more than one county.
Candidate Rotation Information
The following due dates are applicable to the measures listed below. Please refer to the
Abbreviated Measure Calendar.
County of Sacramento
Shall the Sacramento County Vehicle Abatement Program and associated
vehicle registration and renewal fees ($1.00 dollar per vehicle and an
additional $2.00 dollars for certain commercial vehicles) be extended for a
ten-year term under California Vehicle Code Sections 9250.7 and 22710, or any
successor statutes thereto, for the purposes of removal and disposal of
abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles?
River Delta Fire District
To provide public safety and ensure that fire protection and emergency
medical response keeps pace with increasing costs, shall the River Delta
Fire District levy an annual special tax
in perpetuity, including $90 per residential unit, raising approximately
$130,000 per year, to fund essential operations, firefighter training, and
capital expenditures to improve fire and emergency services with all money staying
local, subject to independent annual audits?