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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
Secretary of State's website.
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: Closed
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.
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.
Coming Soon: June 7, 2022, Candidate Guide
Candidate Filing Overview
The presentation below provides a general overview of the candidate filing process.
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.
To prepare your candidacy packet, please complete the
Candidate Qualification Form and Receipt and email to
Coming Soon: Candidate Contact Information Release Form – This form allows us to post your contact information on our website. Fill it out online, print, and bring it in signed.
Coming Soon: Declaration of Candidacy – Prepared by our office for you to sign during your appointment.
Coming Soon: Ballot Designation Worksheet – Fill it out online, print, and bring it in signed.
Coming Soon: 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.
Coming Soon: Code of Fair Campaign Practices – Optional. Print and bring it in signed.
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
Coming Soon: Secretary of State Randomized Alphabet Drawing - All contest ballot order will follow the results of the randomized drawing conducted by the Secretary of State.
Coming Soon: 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.
The following due dates are applicable to the measures listed below. Please refer to the
Abbreviated Measure Calendar.