Candidate Information Statement Instructions

A Candidate’s Handbook for the November 6, 2018 General Election can be viewed at ocvote.com/candidate_handbook or obtained at the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ office. It contains information regarding contests on the ballot; an election calendar; qualifications required to run and hold public office; Candidate’s Statements; Declaration of Candidacy and more. PRINT AND REVIEW THIS HANDBOOK BEFORE PROCEEDING.  

  1. Review a list of all contests on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.
  2. To start the Candidate Filing process, a Candidate Information Statement must be completed.
  3. This statement requests basic information to assist the Orange County Registrar of Voters' office in verifying a candidate’s eligibility to run and hold public office.
  4. All required fields must be filled-out before a candidate may submit the statement.
  5. Upon completion of the statement, click the “SUBMIT” button to send the statement to the Orange County Registrar of Voters' office for verification of eligibility.
  6. The Orange County Registrar of Voters’ office will notify the candidate by email if he/she is qualified to run for the contest selected.
  7. For easy reference, print these instructions before continuing. 

If you have any questions, you can contact us at 714-567-7600.

I will be filing for the following office:

To access the Candidate Information Statement, click on “SUBMIT”.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above-mentioned information and have reviewed the Candidate Handbook. I also understand that providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the state prison for sixteen months or two or three years or by both such fine and imprisonment. Election Code §18203.