Information on Candidates & Elected Officials
Current Elected Officials
The list of candidates for each Election is available following the nomination period. The list will be
posted after the close of nominations and candidates' qualifications have been determined. For
unofficial list of candidates by email during nominations, click on the link below.
Once a candidate has become "qualified," it will be noted after the candidate's name.
Requirements for Candidacy
Candidate qualifications and requirements depend on the type of office. If you are a potential candidate,
click on the link below for more information.
Candidate Campaign Finance Statements
For Searchable Campaign Statements, click on the link(s) below.
Campaign Statements 06/30/2017 to Present
Campaign Statements Prior to 06/30/2017
Campaign Filer Portal
Observing the Process
The entire process, from the opening of the Vote by Mail ballot envelopes through the completion of
canvass activities, is open to the public. (Elections Code sections 15004, 15104). Additionally, to test the
accuracy of the counting machines prior to the official certification of election results, each county
election official must conduct a public manual count of the ballots cast in one percent of the precincts or
a two-part public manual count; the ballots counted are chosen at random by the election official.
(Elections Code section 15360) Contact our office by phone for more information on observing the
process on election night.
Kern County Elections Division
Calendar of Events
Period for securing signatures on the “Petition in Lieu” of filing fees form.
Petitions for JUDICIAL OFFICES must be filed at the time of or prior to filing the Declaration of Intention.
Period for circulating nomination papers for Central Committee
No extension period for Central Committee
Period for filing “Declaration of Intent”.
The filing fee is required at the time of filing.
Last day to file Declaration of Intent – extended period
(Extension period is for anyone other than the Incumbent – office extends if the Incumbent fails to file).
Filing period for Nomination
Last day a City/District may consolidate
Last day to file a Tax Rate Statement
Last day to file nomination papers - extended period
(Extension period is for anyone other than the Incumbent – office extends if the Incumbent fails to file. If the Incumbent is termed out or it is a vacant office there is no extension).
Last day to file Arguments For or Against
Last day for County Counsel to provide an Impartial Analysis
Last day to file Rebuttal Arguments
Write-in Candidate filing period
For more information on Resources for Candidates and Campaigns, click on the link below.
Candidate & Campaign Resources
For a fillable version of the Statement of Fact by Public Agency, click on the link below.
Statement of Fact by Public Agency