2022 Candidate Requirements & Information 

Important Dates*

Primary Election:

June 7th 2022

General Election:

November 8th 2022

Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee:

January 3rd 2022 – February 9th 2022

Official Filing:

February 14th 2022 – March 11th 2022

*Write-in Candidates please check the hyperlink of the office you are interested in for important information

Federal Offices

US Senate

Filing Fee: $3,480.00  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

US Congress

Filing Fee: $1,740.00  Signatures in Lieu: 1,358

State Offices

State Senate

Filing Fee: $1,197.02  Signatures in Lieu: 1,358

State Assembly

Filing Fee: $1,197.02 Signatures in Lieu: 679

Governor, Lt Governor

Governor Filing Fee: $4,371.12  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Lt Governor Filing Fee: $3,278.34  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Secretary of State, Controller  Treasurer

Secretary of State Filing Fee: $3,278.34 Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Controller Filing Fee: $3,496.86  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Treasurer Filing Fee: $3,496.86  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Attorney General

Filing Fee: $3,796.82  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Board of Equalization

Filing Fee: $1,639.17  Signatures in Lieu: 3,338

Insurance Commissioner

Filing Fee: $3,496.86  Signatures in Lieu: 4,750

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Filing Fee: $3,796.82  Signatures in Lieu:4,750

Federal Elections

  • President of the United States – 4 year term
  • US Senate – 6 year term, every two years the members of one class–approximately one-third of the senators–face election or reelection.
    • Harris 2023
    • Feinstein 2025
  • US House of Representatives – 2 year term

Federal Election issues:

Federal Election Commission:
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
Emails: FEC and federal campaign finance law: info@fec.gov
Campaign finance reports and data: pubrec@fec.gov
Website: www.fec.gov
(800) 424-9530

Or

United States Department of Justice – Public Integrity Section:

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
E-mail: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
Website: www.justice.gov
(202) 514-1412

State Elections

  • Governor – 4 year term*
  • LT. Governor- 4 year term*
  • Secretary of State- 4 year term*
  • Attorney General- 4 year term*
  • State Treasures- 4 year term*
  • State Controller- 4 year term*
  • Insurance Commissioner- 4 year term*
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction – 4 year term*
  • State Assembly – 2 year term
  • State Senate – 4 year term, every 2 years half of the Senate is up for election
  • Statewide Initiatives

* Up for election two years after the Presidential Election.

State Election issues:

Contact the California Secretary of State:
Elections Division
1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Comments and suggestions
Website: www.sos.ca.gov
(916) 657-2166 or (800) 345-VOTE (8683)

County Elections

  • Board of Supervisors
  • Central Committee
  • School Board
  • Sheriff
  • Superior Court Judges
  • Water Board (depending on the city or county you reside in)

County Elections issues:

Contact your County Elections Official. (See County Roster)

 

City Elections

  • Ballot Measure placed on the ballot by the City.
  • City Council
  • Mayor
  • Water Board (depending on the city or county you reside in)

City or Municipal Elections issues:

Contact your City Clerk. (See California Roster 2021)