Candidate Filing Forms

I am interested in running for office. What information is available?

Warning – Potential Local Candidates - Review the Local Campaign Finance Ordinance BEFORE accepting financial contributions.

Code of Ordinances

What do I need to fill out to file for an Elected Position? How do I start the Process?

Candidates must meet the filing requirements by the filing deadline. Candidate nomination documents will be issued in the Elections Office by appointment or walk-in. For your convenience, the Candidate Information Form and Ballot Designation Worksheet are provided below.

For an appointment or any questions, please contact the Election Office at (661) 868-3590 or e-mail

Candidates Handbook

Candidate Information Form

Ethics in Judicial Elections

Statement of Economic Interest

2024 Presidential Primary Ballot Designation Worksheet Form

Candidate Statement Form

Letter of Authorization Form

If you are interested in running for a City Office, contact the City Clerk of that city.

Campaign Finance Filing

You can also view, fill-in, download and print Campaign Filing Forms from the California FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission). Click on the link below to access forms.

Local and Kern County Offices Campaign Filing Forms
Campaign Filer Portal

State Offices Campaign Filing Forms

SOS – Campaign Forms and Instructions

For more information from the California FPPC for Candidates and Committees, click on the link below.

Forms and Manuals for Candidates and Committees

Filing Schedule for Campaign Statements

California Fair Political Practices Commission Links

When to File Campaign Statements: State & Local Filing Schedules
FPPC Candidate And Treasurer Webinar Video

Local Campaign Finance Ordinance: (Pertaining only to Supervisor, Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, District Attorney, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk, Assessor-Recorder, Treasurer-Tax Collector, and Superintendent of Schools)

Warning – Potential Local Candidates - Review the Local Campaign Finance Ordinance BEFORE accepting financial contributions.

Campaign Finance Ordinance

Code of Ordinances
Candidate Intention Statement Form (Regarding Expenditure Limits)

Campaign Services

Purchasing Voter Information

The Voter File has data that aids educators; journalists; politicians and government agencies among others. The information can be of assistance to candidates and ballot measure committees for elections. Please note that you are NOT allowed to sell or give out the voter file information if you purchase it. Learn about the Secretary of State guidelines.

Report any misuse of personal information by calling the telephone number below:

Secretary of State’s Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline

1 (800) 345-VOTE (8683)

To Apply to Purchase or View Voter Registration information, click on the link below.

Purchasing Voter Information Guidelines

Precinct and District Maps

The Kern County Interactive Mapping system is useful to educators; journalists; candidates and government agencies as well as the private sector. Click on the link below to access the Kern County Interactive Mapping system.

Precinct and District Maps

We have Congressional; Supervisorial and maps for Certain Districts for purchase. Please contact our office for more details.

Kern County Elections Division
(661) 868-3590
1-800-452-VOTE (8683)

Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) for Designated Local Officers

Copies of the Statements of Economic Interests filed by the officers listed below may be obtained by visiting the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or by visiting the Kern County Elections Office at:


Kern County Elections Division
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st floor
Bakersfield, CA. 93301-4639

Fair Political Practices Commission
1102 Q Street, Suite 3000
Sacramento CA 95811

Electronic Copies Available at FPPC

County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop
County Counsel Margo A. Raison
District Attorney Cynthia Jane Zimmer
Treasurer-Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman
Board of Supervisors – 1st District Phillip Peters
Board of Supervisors – 2nd District Zack Scrivner
Board of Supervisors – 3rd District Jeff Flores
Board of Supervisors – 4th District David Couch
Board of Supervisors – 5th District Leticia Perez