Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​November 12, 2019​​​​

Contact: Voter Registration and Elections
(916) 875-6451


​Candidate Filing Begins Today

Candidate filing begins today and continues through 5:00 p.m. December 6, 2019, for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election. 

If an incumbent fails to file for office by 5:00 p.m. on December 6, 2019, a 5-calendar day extension period begins during which any qualified person other than the incumbent may file. The deadline for the extension period is 5:00 p.m. December 11, 2019.

The Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) Office is located at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. For more information on candidate filing call Campaign Services at (916) 875-6276 or visit our website at​. You may also use the toll-free voter assistance hotline at (800) 762-8019. The hotline has the ability to connect voters with disabilities with TTY (Text Telephone).

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