Candidate Filing

Candidate Filing during COVID-19 

Candidate filing opens July 13th.  In order to comply with the current COVID-19 guidelines, all candidates must make an appointment for candidate filing.  Appointments can be made by calling 707-299-1470 or email elections@countyofnapa.org.  Once an appointment is set, the candidate will be sent a meeting notice via email with instructions for their appointment.  All appointments will be made during the nomination period for that particular office. A list of important candidate filing dates can be found here.

The candidate will receive an email with the Preliminary Information Form; this form is also available at this link.  The candidate must complete the Preliminary Information Form and return it to the Election Division at elections@countyofnapa.org.    Once the candidate returns the Preliminary Information Form, another email will be sent containing all necessary candidate forms.   All forms must be completed prior to the appointment.

A candidate may electronically submit their completed documents to the Election Division so that a staff member may begin the review and verification process as soon as is practicable. However, in order to be considered a qualified candidate for the office in which they seek, the completed documents with original signatures must be received by the Election Division at the scheduled appointment time.  

If a candidate does not submit all required documents at the time of their scheduled appointment, they will only have until the close of nomination for that office to do so.  If the forms are not completed by that time the candidate will not be qualified for that office.  

Candidate Information

The links below are for reference and do not include the official documents required for filing.  Candidates will receive their custom forms once the Preliminary Information Form has been submitted to elections@countyofnapa.org. Candidates filing for offices not handled by the Election Division should contact those offices directly as their forms and procedures may be different.

Offices up for Election and Where to File (PDF)

Candidate Guide (PDF)

Important Dates (PDF)

Preliminary Information Form (PDF)