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

    The candidate filing periods are shown below.


    If you do not meet the filing deadlines to be listed on the ballot, you may run for office as a “Write-in” Candidate.

    The candidate filing period for Write-In Candidates is April 11, 2022 to May 24, 2022.
    For more information on becoming a Write-In Candidate, call the Elections Division.


    Click the link below to download or view the
    Candidate Handbook and Election Calendar – June 7, 2022 (Revised)

     


    In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Elections Division will process candidates by appointment only.

    STRICT LEGAL DEADLINES APPLY – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO COMPLETE YOUR FILING REQUIREMENTS

    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 US Representative in Congress

    Candidates for State Senate

    Candidates for Assembly

    Candidates for County Office

    STEP 2
    Complete and email the Candidate Worksheet to: electionsinfo@maderacounty.com.
    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: electionsinfo@maderacounty.com.
    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 June 7, 2022 (as of 1/20/22)


    Important Dates:

    January 3, 2022 to February 9, 2022
    Signature in Lieu of Filing Fee Period – All Candidates EXCEPT Candidates for County Supervisor

    January 4, 2022 to February 9, 2022
    Signature in Lieu of Filing Fee Period – Candidates for County Supervisor ONLY

    January 31, 2022 to February 9, 2022
    Declaration of Intention Period – Judicial Candidates Only

    February 10, 2022 to February 14, 2022
    Extended Declaration of Intention Period – Judicial Candidates Only (applies only if Incumbent fails to file by February 9)

    February 14, 2022 to March 11, 2022
    Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period – All Candidates

    February 19, 2022
    Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee – Last day for the County Registrar to determine sufficiency and notify candidates of any deficiency

    March 9, 2022 to June 7, 2022
    24-Hour Contribution Reports – as applicable

    March 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022* 
    Extended Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period (applies only if Incumbent fails to file by March 11)

    March 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am
    Randomized Alphabet Drawing

    March 21, 2022
    Last day to file Petition for Write-in for Unopposed Judicial Candidate

    March 31, 2022
    Certified List of Candidates released by Secretary of State

    April 8, 2022 to April 23, 2022
    Issuance of 60-day Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters

    April 11, 2022 to May 24, 2022
    Write-in Candidacy Period

    April 28, 2022
    1st Pre-Election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due (Form 460 – eFile only via NetFile)

    May 9, 2022
    Vote by Mail Ballots mailed to all active registered voters in Madera County

    May 9, 2022
    All Exterior Drive Up/Walk Up Official Ballot Drop Boxes Open

    May 23, 2022
    Close of registration

    May 28, 2022 to June 6, 2022
    Two 11-Day Vote Centers open – will be open daily from 8am to 5pm

    May 26, 2022
    2nd Pre-Election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due (Form 460 – eFile only via NetFile)

    June 4, 2022 to June 6, 2022
    Remaining 4-Day Vote Centers open – will be open daily from 8am to 5pm

    June 7, 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.