Become a Candidate

Congratulations on your decision to seek office. Becoming a candidate provides voters with a choice and is crucial to the democratic process. 

The candidate filing process can be confusing, and our office hopes that you find the resources on our website both informative and useful. 

The Nevada County Registrar of Voters does not provide individuals or campaigns with legal advice. Our office is a nonpartisan administrative agency that can answer questions but does not offer advice on campaign strategy. The Registrar of Voters strongly recommends that any prospective candidate obtains legal advice to comply with the California Elections Code and other relevant laws.

The best advice for all candidates is to FILE EARLY. The filing deadlines are rigid. If you wait until the last moment to file a document that may contain errors or omissions, your right to appear on the ballot may be lost. Mistakes and/or oversights can be corrected if given adequate time. 

All the best to you in your campaign.