November 8, 2022 Candidate Handbook

Congratulations on your decision to seek office in the upcoming November 8, 2022, General Election. Your candidacy provides voters a choice and is crucial to the democratic process. 

This candidate handbook summarizes major provisions of the California Elections Code and other laws related to candidates and committees involved in the elections process. The candidate filing process can be confusing, and I hope that you find the handbook to be both informative and useful. 

The November 8, 2022 Candidate Handbook for the General Election provides general information for candidates and committees. It does not have the force and effect of law, regulation, or rule. This handbook is distributed with the understanding that the Nevada County Registrar of Voters is not providing legal advice. Therefore, it is not to be a substitute for legal counsel for the individual, organization or candidate using it. The Registrar of Voters strongly recommends that any prospective candidate obtains legal advice to assist in complying with applicable California laws, including the California Elections Code and California Government Code. In the case of conflict, the law, rule, or regulation will apply.

The best advice for all candidates is to FILE EARLY. The filing deadlines are rigid and 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. 

Our office staff is committed to providing the best possible service to you, your campaign staff, and the voters of Nevada County. If you have questions or comments regarding an item that you would like to suggest for future candidate handbooks, please write a letter, send an email to, or call (530) 265-1298.   

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