Free election candidate workshops available this summer

Published on June 18, 2018

There will be over 175 positions available on various local city councils, school boards, parks, fire, water and utility districts in Placer County this November. Citizens who are interested in serving their community and are registered voters are qualified to run for local office but may not know how to go about it.

Placer County Elections Office is holding five free candidate workshops throughout Placer County to take the mystery out of running for office.

Prospective candidates and their supporters are encouraged to attend. Members of the media and the general public are also invited. The workshops will explain many of the details involved in running for public office including campaign financial disclosure filing, campaigning techniques and working with the media.

Guest speakers will include a successful candidate, a campaign consultant, member of the media, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco and knowledgeable elections staff.

Candidate workshop details:

June 18, 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers
3970 Rocklin Road

Tahoe City
June 29, 6 p.m.
Tahoe Administrative Center
775 North Lake Boulevard 

July 9, 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers
311 Vernon Street

July 16, 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers
600 6th Street

July 21, 10 a.m.
Finance Administration Building
2956 Richardson Drive

Candidate filing for the November 2018 general election will open at 8 a.m. on July 16 and close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. 

For more information, visit our website or contact the Placer County Elections Office at 530-886-5650 or toll-free in California, 800-824-8683.