Candidate Filing Opens for the General Election
The Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections (DVRE) announced that candidate filing begins today, July 16, 2018 and continues through 5 p.m. August 10, 2018.
If an incumbent fails to file for office by 5:00 p.m., August 10, 2018, 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. August 15, 2018.
The DVRE 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. More information can be found at our website at
or by calling 916-875-6276.
Key Election Dates
October 8 – Begin mailing Vote by Mail ballots to voters. VBM ballots are available at Voter Registration and Election Office, 7000 65th Street, Suite A.
October 9 – Vote by Mail ballot drop boxes open throughout the county.
October 22 – 15 Day Close of Registration. Close of voter registration for election.
October 22 – Conditional Voter Registration period begins.
October 27 – Regional Vote Centers open.
October 30 – Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot be mailed to a voter.
November 3 – All Vote Centers open.
November 6 – Election Day – General Election.