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Special 3-Day Candidate Filing August 4-6

Offices that did not receive candidates during the regular candidate filing period will be open for a special 3-day period. Filing will be open from 9 a.m. August 4 to 5 p.m. August 6. 


To become a candidate on the ballot, you must:

  • be a registered voter in the district
  • meet the qualifications for the office at the time of filing
  • follow the steps below

Steps to Become a Candidate During Special Filing Period

1. Choose an Open Office 

Open Offices:

  • Fire District 10, Commissioner Position 2, 6-year term, no filing fee
  • Fire District 27, Commissioner Position 2, 6-year term, no filing fee
  • East County Parks and Recreation District, Commissioner-at-Large 1, 4-year term, no filing fee
  • East County Parks and Recreation District, Commissioner-at-Large 2, 4-year term, no filing fee
  • East County Parks and Recreation District, Commissioner-at-Large 4, 2-year unexpired term, no filing fee

You can learn more about these positions in the 2021 Candidate Guide. Candidates may file for only one office. 


2. File for Office (August 4-6)

Filing will be open from 9 a.m. August 4 to 5 p.m. August 6. 

Candidates may file:

Candidates Who Filed (during special filing) 

Candidates Who Filed (during regular filing)

Lot Draw Order (PDF)


3. Declare Your Candidacy with the PDC (within two weeks of starting campaign)

Once you publicly announce your candidacy or organize a campaign committee, you have two weeks to make a formal declaration of candidacy with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)


4. Submit Your Candidate Statement (by August 12)

Let voters know about you and your qualifications by submitting a candidate statement and photo to be published in the local voters' pamphlet. A submission link will be sent via email once your filing has been approved. 


See the 2021 Candidate Guide for information about submission requirements.


Elections Timeline 2019, click to view full size pdf. Opens in new window