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Candidate Registration & Filing Process

November 8, 2016 General Election
Candidate Registration Process

Registration Process

The candidate filing period for the November 8, 2016 General Election commences on Monday, July 18, 2016 through Friday, August 12, 2016. If a declaration of candidacy for an incumbent is not filed by August 12, the filing period will be extended from Saturday, August 13 through Wednesday, August 17. The extension period does not apply when there is no incumbent up for re-election, or when the office is listed as "Vacant".

Note: The office will be closed Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14.

During the candidate filing period, a candidate must sign and submit a Candidate Registration and Qualification (CRQ) form. It is the candidate's responsibility to submit a completed CRQ form to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The CRQ provides the information necessary for the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to confirm the candidate's qualification status and prepare the official Nomination Documents. The CRQ is not an official candidate nomination document.

To expedite the registration and qualification process, a candidate may provide the necessary information to the Registrar by filling out and transmitting the "Online Candidate Registration and Qualification Form” (CRQ) on or before the final filing deadline established by law. Also a blank form may be obtained for this purpose at the Registrar's Office.

Only official documents issued by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk may be used. Forms are available from the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office at 12400 E. Imperial Highway, Norwalk, 2nd Floor, Room 2013 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

This office will process the transmitted CRQ form within 48 hours (excluding weekends/holidays). All candidates bear the full responsibility to execute and file official filing documents prepared and issued by this office no later than the legal filing deadline established by law. If for any reason the CRQ form is not accepted or does not qualify you for the office chosen, you will be notified by telephone or by return email within 48 hours (excluding weekends/holidays) and provided with the reason for not accepting the form.

First and Last Day For Nomination Papers

July 18 through August 12

Extension Of Nomination Period
If Incumbent fails to file by August 12, 2016

August 13* Through August 17
*8/13 (Sat.) and 8/14 (Sun.) - Our office will be closed

Deadline for Transmitting CRQ

August 11, 2016 - 12 Noon

Deadline for Requesting Nomination by Mail or Email

August 4, 2016 - Midnight

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