Information for Candidates
Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates may file during the primary election filing period. Other candidates may file during the General Election filing period in July and August.

Federal and State Candidates
 
  • Filing period February 26 - March 15, 5:00 pm. File with Secretary of State.
  • U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District. 1,726 signatures, including at least 47 signatures from each of ½ of the counties in the Congressional district.
  • State Senator, District 46. 100 signatures from district.
  • State Representative, Districts 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92. 50 signatures from district.
  • District Maps

County Candidates

  • Filing period March 4 - 22, 5:00 pm. File with Auditor's Office.
  • Auditor
  • Sheriff
  • Supervisor (three seats)
  • All county offices: 100 signatures.

Candidate Paperwork and Resources

2024 Secretary of State Primary Election Candidate's Guide

Nomination Petition 

  • The header should be completed on each page used before collecting signatures.
  • We recommend completing the information on one page, then making copies of that page.
  • Date of election is the Primary Election date (6/4/2024).

Affidavit of Candidacy If using notary services at our office, do not sign this affidavit before you file.

Information for Voters
In a Primary Election, voters choose the November general election nominees of the three full-status parties - Democratic, Libertarian and Republican. Each party has its own ballot listing only candidates from that party. In order to vote in the primary election, voters must declare a party affiliation. Voters can change affiliation at the time they vote or request a mailed ballot.

Dates and Deadlines
 
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024: First day to request mailed absentee ballot, 70 days before election.
  • Wednesday, May 15: First day for early voting at Auditor's Office. First day ballots can be mailed.
  • Monday, May 20: 5:00 pm pre-registration deadline (Election Day registration still available after this date). 5:00 pm deadline to request mailed ballot (in person early voting still available after this date)
  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day, Auditor's Office closed.
  • Saturday, June 1: Auditor's Office required by law to be open for early voting. Other early voting hours will be announced later.
  • Monday, June 3: Last day for in-person early voting.
  • Tuesday, June 4: Election Day. Polls open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. Mailed absentee ballots must be returned by 8:00 pm.
Polling Places
Polling Place Lookup

Polls open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 4. Vote at regular polling places.
Early Voting
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024: First day to request mailed absentee ballot, 70 days before election.
  • Wednesday, May 15: First day for early voting at Auditor's Office. Early voting available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays. First day ballots can be mailed.
  • Monday, May 20: 5:00 pm deadline to request mailed ballot (in person early voting still available)
  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day, Auditor's Office closed.
  • Saturday, June 1: Auditor's Office required by law to be open for early voting. Other early voting hours will be announced later.
  • Monday, June 3: Last day for in-person early voting.
  • Tuesday, June 4: Election Day. Mailed absentee ballots must be returned by 8:00 pm.
     
More details will be announced closer to the election.
Lists of Candidates and Sample Ballots (not yet available)
Sample Ballots
Will be available after filing period.
Candidate Lists
Will be updated during filing period.

Statewide candidate list (Secretary of State)