Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nomination period opens for Nov. 2 general election -- local nonpartisan offices

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  
July 13, 2010                                           Contacts:       Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726
                                                or Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648




Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan announced today that the candidate nomination period is underway for a number of local nonpartisan offices to appear on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 General Election.  Persons intending to run may now file nomination papers.  The candidate nomination period began Monday, July 12th and will continue through Friday, August 6, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. (See attached list of local nonpartisan offices to be filled.)


The nomination extension period deadline for non-incumbents filing late is Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.  The extension period applies to Health Care, Municipal Water, Water Replenishment, and Recreation and Park District offices, where the incumbent did not file.  The extension period does not apply: 1) where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected, 2) to Water Agencies. 

Detailed information regarding the candidate filing process is available on the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk website

( The RR/CC offers an electronic “Candidate Registration and Qualification Form” online. 

Qualified persons intending to run for this office can submit their candidate registration form online by clicking on the following link:

 Candidate Registration & Qualification Form (CRQ)


With the exception of candidates seeking Municipal Office, nomination documents must be filed at the RR/CC Headquarters, 12400

Imperial Highway, Norwalk, Election Information Section, Second floor, Room 2013, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2010. 

Candidates seeking Municipal elected offices (e.g. city council) will file with the City Clerk in each city.

Candidates can authorize another person to pick up their nomination documents from the RR/CC Norwalk location and return the signed documents by completing an authorization form.   An authorization form is available for downloading from the RR/CC website using the Candidate Filing link, or can be obtained in person at the RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk.

The RR/CC provides prospective candidates with the Candidate Handbook and Resource Guide also available online at in

the Highlights section of the main page or upon request at the Election Information Counter, Room 2013.  The handbook contains a

Calendar of Events indicating critical deadlines, rules and guidelines for campaigning, campaign finance disclosure filing requirements

and other valuable information. 


Further information about the November 2, 2010 General Election can be obtained by going online to the RR/CC website

and clicking on Voter & Election Information or by calling the RR/CC Election Planning Section (562) 462-2317 or the RR/CC Election

Information Section at (562) 466-1310.

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