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Candidate Filing Opens December 14, 2017

Post Date:12/12/2017 1:11 PM


December 12, 2017

Contact: Brandi L. Orth
County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
559 600-8683  FAX 559 488-3279





FRESNO, CA– Brandi Orth, Fresno County Clerk and Registrar of Voters, announces the opening of the candidate filing period for the June 5, 2018 Primary Gubernatorial Election. The Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee process opens Thursday, December 14, 2017 and continues through Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

This optional process is a mechanism for prospective candidates to collect voter signatures, in their district. A dollar value has been assigned to each signature in a specific race, which can be used to off-set the cost of their candidate filing fee. The Signatures-in-Lieu of Filing Fee can also be utilized to meet the Nomination signature requirement.

If prospective candidates elect to not participate in the optional Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee process, other deadlines are as follows:

  • Judicial Declaration of Intent period opens January 29, 2018,
  • Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination period opens February 12, 2018, and
  • The candidate filing period will end March 9, 2018. 

A list of offices up for election in Fresno County, along with a detailed Candidate Guide, can be found at, under the June 5, 2018 Election link.

If you need assistance please contact the Fresno County Clerk’s office at 559-600-VOTE (8683) or by email at and someone will be available to help.

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