I am interested in running for office. What information is available?Candidates Handbook of Election Procedures
Warning – Potential Local Candidates - Review the Local Campaign Finance Ordinance BEFORE accepting financial contributions.Text of Campaign Finance Ordinance
Potential Candidates are encouraged to apply in a timely manner to comply with filing requirements and allow for corrections in errors or omissions before the filing deadline. Click on the links below for a few of the forms required for running for office. Completing the forms prior to coming to the Elections Office will save time. Additional forms will be completed during the visit to the Elections Office.
If you are interested in running for a City Office, contact the City Clerk of that city.
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.FPPC
State Offices Campaign Filing FormsSOS – 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
California Fair Political Practices Commission LinksWhen to File Campaign Statements: State & Local Filing Schedules
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.
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 Hotline1 (800) 345-VOTE (8683)
To Apply to Purchase or View Voter Registration information, click on the link below.Purchasing Voter Information Guidelines
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.
We have Congressional; Supervisorial and maps for Certain Districts for purchase. Please contact our office for more details.
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||Mick Gleason|
|Board of Supervisors – 2nd District||Zack Scrivner|
|Board of Supervisors – 3rd District||Mike Maggard|
|Board of Supervisors – 4th District||David Couch|
|Board of Supervisors – 5th District||Leticia Perez|