What nomination documents do I file and when?

Candidate filing opens 113 days before an election and closes at 88 days before an election, unless extended. 

You may only use official nomination documents issued by the Nevada County Elections Office. The forms for most candidates are available in our office. Candidates filing for a municipal office should refer to the appropriate City or Town Clerk for candidate filing documents and questions.

While appointments are not mandatory, they are highly recommended. Candidates should expect to spend approximately 30 minutes to complete the filing process.

State law requires that all nomination documents contain the candidate’s name and elective office title to which they are seeking nomination or election and be signed by the election official at the time of issuance.

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1. When can I file for candidacy?
2. Where can I find the Candidate Handbook?
3. Can I file for more than one office?
4. How much are filing fees?
5. Are there any other fees that I should know about?
6. What are signatures in lieu, and when can I start gathering them?
7. How many nomination signatures do I need?
8. What nomination documents do I file and when?
9. Is the nomination period ever extended?
10. Can documents be issued to someone other than me?
11. I’ve been convicted of a felony. Do I qualify to run?
12. Can I withdraw my candidacy?
13. How do I prepare a candidate statement?
14. How can my name appear on the ballot?
15. Are there any restrictions for ballot designations?
16. What if there is an insufficient number of candidates?
17. The campaign finance rules and reporting schedules are a little overwhelming. Who can help me?
18. Can you help me complete my required campaign disclosures?
19. Can I file my required campaign disclosures on paper?
20. I want to communicate to as many potential voters as possible. What do I need to know?