2018 California Election Guide

Table of Contents (PDF)

Section 1: General Information(PDF)

  • Initiative Referendum Qualification Requirements
  • Candidate Qualifications and Information

Section 2: Nomination Requirements(PDF)

  • Nomination Documents – Nomination Papers and Declaration of Candidacy
  • Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fee
  • Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Nomination Papers
  • Ballot Designations
  • In General
  • Campaign Filings and Responsibilities
  • Additional Filing Information

Section 3: Candidate Filing Information(PDF)

  • Required Filing Fees, In-Lieu Signatures, and Nomination Signatures
  • Primary Election Only – Write-In Candidates for Voter-Nominated Offices
  • Primary and General Election – Write-In Candidates for Nonpartisan Office
  • General Election Only – Independent Candidates for Nonpartisan and Voter-Nominated Offices
  • Filing Dates and Deadlines
  • Notes

Section 4: Candidate Checklist(PDF)

  • United States Senator and Representative in Congress
  • Statewide Office
  • State Senator and Member of the State Assembly

Section 5: Supreme and Appellate Courts (Available February 2018)(PDF)

  • Justices of the California Supreme Court
  • Justices of the California Courts of Appeal

Section 6: June 5, 2018, Primary Election Calendar(PDF)

  • Summary of June 5, 2018, Primary Election Calendar
  • June 5, 2018, Primary Election Calendar

Section 7: November 6, 2018, General Election Calendar(PDF)

  • Summary of November 6, 2018, General Election Calendar
  • November 6, 2018, General Election Calendar

Section 8: Political Party Information(PDF)

  • Political Party Qualification

Section 9: Offices and Subdivisions(PDF)

  • Political Subdivisions by County
  • Counties Within Congressional Districts
  • Counties Within State Senate Districts
  • Counties Within State Assembly Districts
  • Counties Within Board of Equalization Districts
  • Counties Within Appellate Court Districts
  • County Combinations of State Assembly, Congressional, State Senate, Board of Equalization, and Appellate Districts

Section 10: Calendars (PDF)

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019