For Immediate ReleaseDecember 08, 2017
Candidates ramping up for June 2018 election
San Rafael, CA - Candidates for Marin County, judicial, state and federal offices on the June 5, 2018, Primary Election ballot may circulate signature-in-lieu petitions to offset their filing fees beginning Thursday, December 14.
Candidates for county, judicial, state and federal offices must pay a fee when filing nomination papers to run for office. Filing fees are based on the salary of the position and can range from approximately $1,200 for a County supervisor to $3,916 for governor. Each signature on a signature-in-lieu petition has a value that offsets part of the filing fee; the more signatures on the petition, the lower the filing fee.
Judicial candidates, who must also file a declaration of intention, have until February 7, 2018, to file both their declaration of intention and their signature-in-lieu petitions. Candidates for Marin County, state and federal offices have until February 7, 2018, to file their petitions.
The nomination period for all candidates is from February 12 to March 9.
The Candidate Guide, available from the Marin County Elections Department, has estimated signature in-lieu filing fees for each office as well as other information for candidates who plan to run for office in June. Signature-in-lieu petitions and the Candidate Guide are available at the Marin County Elections Office, Suite 121, 3501 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael. Hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Elections Office at (415) 473-6437 or check our website.
Melvin BrionesAssistant Registrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6443Email: Melvin BrionesElections website