Write-in Candidacy Nomination Period for the November 3, 2020 General Election is Now Open

September 7, 2020

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, all write-in candidates for city, county and federal offices must submit a statement of write-in candidacy and nomination papers (if applicable). Prospective write-in candidates should note that write-in candidacy is possible only if the office appears on the ballot. The write-in candidacy nomination period begins Monday, September 7, 2020 and ends Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

If you wish to run for any of these offices, please see the following to complete your nomination paperwork by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020:

  • County candidates – file at the Yolo County Elections Office (625 Court Street, Suite B-05, Woodland, CA). Interested parties can schedule an appointment online using our scheduling system: https://yolocountyelections.as.me/ or by calling the Elections Office at (530) 666‑8133.
  • City candidates – file with the respective City Clerk’s office.
  • Federal candidates - file at the Secretary of State’s office or the county elections office where they live. Write-ins are not allowed for voter-nominated offices in the general election.

We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about the upcoming election and live election night results.