Nomination period for June 7th election is under way

The nomination period for those interested in running for office began, Tuesday, February 16th. They have until March 11th to file or March 16th for those offices in which the incumbent is not seeking reelection.

The first step on the road to the June 7th Presidential Primary Election begins this week, as Contra Costa residents are invited to start filling out nomination papers if they plan to run for certain elected offices.

OFFICES NOMINATED UNDER THE “TOP TWO” PRIMARY SYSTEM – In these races, the top two vote getters advance to the November election.



5th District

9th District

11th District

15th District


3rd District

7th District

9th District


11th District

14th District

15th District

16th District

COUNTY OFFICES (4 Year Term) – Candidates win in June if they receive 50% plus one of the vote. If no candidate receives 50%+1, the top two will have a run off in November.


2nd Supervisorial District

3rd Supervisorial District

5th Supervisorial District

The nomination period closes 5:00 pm, Friday, March 11, 2016.

Our office will provide updates throughout the nomination period via Twitter and Facebook about who has pulled papers to run for office and when candidates signatures have been verified.

The Contra Costa Elections Division staff recommends that interested candidates read through the 2016 Candidate Guide for more information about the process, including the necessary number of signatures for nomination, candidate statements, ordering campaign resources, maps and filing fees.

A Contra Costa Board of Supervisor candidate, for example, must pay a $1,044 filing fee and collect 20 signatures to be on the ballot.

The Candidate Guide can be found online at:

For those interested in seeking local political offices in November, the nomination period for the November 8th General Election starts in mid-July.

For more information, call 925-335-7874 or visit our website at

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