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Nomination period for write-in candidates in Monterey County starts April 7

Published On: Apr 07 2014 07:03:56 PM CDT
SALINAS, Calif. -

The Monterey County Elections Department announced that the nomination period for qualifying as a write–in candidate opens today -- Monday, April  7 -- for offices scheduled for the June 3 statewide primary election. 

The nomination period closes on Tuesday, May 20 at 5 p.m. Interested individuals must file a declaration of write-in candidacy and meet all nomination requirements particular to the office. There are no filing fees or candidate statements, and the write-in candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot.

The following offices are available for persons interested in becoming a qualified write-in candidate:

Federal offices

  • U.S. Representative, District 20

State offices

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Controller
  • State Treasurer
  • State Attorney General
  • State Insurance Commissioner
  • State Board of Equalization District 2
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • State Senator, District 12
  • State Assembly, District 29
  • State Assembly, District 30

County offices:

  • County Supervisor, 2nd District
  • County Supervisor, 3rd District
  • Assessor/County Clerk/Recorder
  • Auditor/Controller
  • District Attorney
  • Treasurer/Tax Collector
  • Sheriff/Coroner
  • County Superintendent of Schools (Monterey & Santa Cruz County)

Information about qualifying as a write-in candidate for the above county, state, and federal offices is available by calling the Elections Department at 796-1499.  More information is also available online.