Candidate Filing Forms

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

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

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.

Candidate Information Form

Candidate Statement

Ethics in Judicial Elections

Statement of Economic Interest

Ballot Designation Worksheet

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.

FPPC
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

Text of Campaign Finance Ordinance
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
or
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
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Electronic Copies Available at FPPC

County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop
County Counsel Mark Nations
District Attorney Lisa Green
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