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  • Interested in Running for Office at the
    Consolidated Statewide General Election?

    Click here for more information about the Consolidated General Election – November 8, 2022

    If you do not meet the filing deadlines to be listed on the ballot, you may run for office as a “Write-in” Candidate.
    For more information on becoming a Write-In Candidate, call the Elections Division.

    Candidate Handbook and Election Calendar – November 8, 2022 / Manual del candidato y calendario electoral – 8 de noviembre de 2022

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    Candidates are encouraged to download the forms needed from this website however, if you are unable to download the documents, a packet can be picked up (by appointment) or a packet can be mailed to you.  To request a packet be mailed or to schedule an appointment for pick up, call the Elections Division at 559-675-7720.

    Forms below do not constitute all documents necessary for your candidacy. Certain documents must be issued directly from the County Clerk’s office during your initial and subsequent appointments.

    Follow the steps below:

    STEP 1

    Download forms for:

    Candidates for County Office

    Candidates for City Office

    Candidates for School Board Office

    Candidates for Special District Office


    STEP 2
    Complete and email the Candidate Worksheet to: [email protected].
    If you are unable to return forms by email, you can do so by mail, fax or by appointment.

    STEP 3
    Elections Division staff will contact you by phone to go over the process, deadlines, forms and fees required.

    STEP 4
    Return all required forms via email to: [email protected].
    If you are unable to return forms by email, you can do so by mail, fax or by appointment.
    Elections Division staff will review your documents and will contact you to advise you of your status and to schedule your appointment(s).

    STEP 5
    When you arrive for final appointment please bring all original documents and fees.
    Make checks payable to Madera County Clerk-Recorder.

    More than one appointment may be necessary to complete your filings and appointments are limited to 15 appointments per day.
    Each appointment will be limited to 30 minutes so please be sure to have all original documents in order when presented.


    Click here to view the current list of candidates after the filing period opens.  

    A complete list, which includes candidates for State, Federal and Legislative offices, will be provided upon receipt of the Certified List from the Secretary of State.


    Important Dates:

    May 19, 2022 to July 15, 2022
    Signature in Lieu of Filing Fee Period – Supreme and Appellate Court candidates only

    July 18, 2022 to August 12, 2022
    Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period – All Candidates

    August 13, 2022 to August 17, 2022 
    Extended Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period (applies only if Incumbent fails to file by August 12)

    August 13, 2022 to August 22, 2022
    Period to submit Arguments For or Against Measures

    August 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am
    Randomized Alphabet Drawing

    August 22, 2022
    Last day to file Petition for Write-in for Unopposed Judicial Candidate

    August 23, 2022 to September 2, 2022
    Period to submit Rebuttals to Arguments For or Against Measures

    September 1, 2022
    Certified List of Candidates released by Secretary of State

    September 9, 2022 
    Issuance of 60-day Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters

    September 12, 2022 to October 25, 2022
    Write-in Candidacy Period

    October 10, 2022
    Vote by Mail Ballots mailed to all active registered voters in Madera County

    October 10, 2022
    All Exterior Drive Up/Walk Up Official Ballot Drop Boxes Open

    October 24, 2022
    Close of registration

    October 29, 2022 to November 7, 2022
    Two 11-Day Vote Centers open – will be open daily from 8am to 5pm

    November 5, 2022 to November 7, 2022
    Remaining 4-Day Vote Centers open – will be open daily from 8am to 5pm

    November 8, 2022
    Election Day – All Vote Centers will be open from 7am until 8pm.
    All exterior Drive Up/Walk Up Official Ballot Drop Boxes will be locked promptly at 8pm.