San Rafael, CA -- Candidates for Marin County, judicial, state and federal offices on the June 3, 2014, Primary Election ballot may circulate signature-in-lieu petitions to offset their filing fees beginning Friday, Dec. 27.
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 $977 for a county supervisor to $3,500 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 Feb. 5 to file both their declaration of intention and their signature-in-lieu petitions. Candidates for Marin County, state and federal offices have until Feb. 20 to file their petitions.
The nomination period for all candidates is from Feb. 10 to March 7.
The Candidate Guide, available from the Elections Office, 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, call 415-473-6437 or check MarinVotes.