Want to run for office?
If you want to run for office, you can complete most of the process remotely using our online tools. You can begin the online candidate filing process here.
Begin the online candidate filing process here ►
Contests not Eligible for an Extended Filing Period
Some contests are not eligible for an extended filing period for the upcoming election.
View the contests not eligible for an extended filing period►
Log in to the online candidate filing system
If you have already begun the online candidate filing process, you can use this link to log in to the system.
Click here to log in to the online candidate filing system ►
View the Candidate's Handbook
The candidate's handbook has all the information needed if you are going to run for office. This handbook is a requirement for all candidates.
View the Candidate's Handbook ►
The districts and boundaries have changed for the upcoming election cycle. We have provided information to help you understand the process and the impacts on voters and candidates.
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Make an appointment to finish the candidate filing process
Save time by scheduling an appointment online at ocvote.gov/appointments to complete the candidate filing process. Appointments are available in the morning and evening, starting February 14, 2022.
For candidates interested in information on the candidate filing process, you may call (714) 567-7600.
Make an appointment to finish candidate filing ►
Offices to be filled and general qualifications to run for an office
If you are interested in running for office, the information here may be helpful in determining the qualifications for the office.
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