Declaration of Candidacy period opening for statewide primaries


The June 5 primaries will be here before too long, and those wishing to run for office will be able to declare their candidacy in a matter of days.

San Joaquin County’s Registrar of Voters announced the Declaration of Candidacy Period opens Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 for the June 5 primaries. Interested parties can obtain filing paperwork from the Registrar of Voters office.

The filing period ends March 9, 2018, except in the case of eligible incumbents who do not file for re-election. That filing period ends March 14, 2018.

“Getting your name on the ballot is often seen as an obscure part of the democratic process, but signing up to run for office is surprisingly straight-forward.” said Melinda Dubroff, San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters.

The ROV office has published the Candidate’s Guide and will conduct candidate workshop, Dubroff said in a statement, because there is always something new to learn or be aware of. Two workshops will be held on Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., and Feb. 15., at 2:30 p.m., in rooms 146 and 381, respectively, at the ROV office.

“Our knowledgeable staff is available to provide candidates information about paperwork and answer questions,” Dubroff said.

The San Joaquin Country ROV office is located at 44 N. San Joaquin St., Ste. 350 in Stockton. The business hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Federal, state and county offices up for election are:

The federal, state and county offices to be filled in the 2018 June Primary Election are:

  • United States Senator
    • United States Representative in Congress (Congressional Districts 9 and 10)
    • Governor
    • Lieutenant Governor
    • Secretary of State
    • Controller (State)
    • Treasurer (State)
    • Attorney General
    • Insurance Commissioner
    • Member, State Board of Equalization (District 1)
    • Member, State Assembly (Assembly Districts 9, 12 and 13)
    • San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge (Offices 1 through 15)
    • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools
    • Member, San Joaquin County Board of Education (Trustee Areas 1, 2 and 5)
    • Member, County Board of Supervisors (Supervisorial Districts 2 and 4)
    • Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk
    • Auditor-Controller
    • District Attorney
    • Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator
    • Treasurer-Tax Collector


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