Published: July 10, 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform District Election Law of the State of California, that a Consolidated General District Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in the following districts located either wholly
or partially in Sonoma County, and that candidates to be voted upon at said election may be nominated for the following offices:
County Board of Education Member(s)
Community College Board Member(s)
Unified School District Board Member(s)
High School District Board Member(s)
*Candidates for Petaluma
Jt Union High School District must file with the Petaluma City Clerk, 11 English
St, Petaluma. Call (707) 778-4360 for
Elementary School District Board Member(s)
Coast Life Support District Director(s)
Community Service District Director(s)
Fire Protection District Director(s)
Health Care District Director(s)
Water District Director(s)
North Marin Water District must file with the Marin County Elections
Department. Call (415) 473-6437 for more
Declarations of Candidacy for eligible candidates desiring to file for any of the above offices (except for Petaluma Jt Union High School District and North Marin Water District – see * explanations above) may be obtained from the Registrar of Voters Office, 435 Fiscal Dr., Santa Rosa, CA, on or after July 13,
and no later than 5 p.m. on August 7, 2020. If an incumbent elective officer of the district has not filed by 5 p.m. on August 7, the voters shall have until 5 p.m. on August 12 to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for such elective office.
Note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person office hours will be significantly reduced. Therefore, it is highly recommended that anybody interested in becoming a candidate either call (707) 565-6800 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Additional information about the filing process is available on the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website at
In the event there are no nominees or an insufficient number of nominees for such office and a petition for an election is not filed within the time period prescribed by Elections Code §10515 for special districts and Education Code §§5326 and 5328 for school
districts (5 p.m. on August 12), the supervising authority will make appointments to each elective office.
Candidates filing for an office that shares boundaries with Marin County (Marin County Bd of Ed Area 7, Shoreline Unified School District Area 3, Laguna Jt School District, Lincoln School District, and North Marin Water District) who wish to file an optional
Statement of Qualifications in Marin County should call the Candidate and Financial Filing Division of the Marin County Elections Department at (415) 473-6437.
Candidates filing for an office that shares boundaries with Napa County (Napa County Brd of Ed Area 7, Napa Valley Community College Area 7, and Calistoga Jt Unified School District) who wish to file an optional Statement of Qualifications in Napa County should
call the Napa County Elections Department at (707) 253-4321.
Candidates filing for an office that shares boundaries with Mendocino County (Sonoma County Junior College Cld/Gey/Hbg Area, Pt Arena Jt Union High School District, and Coast Life Support District) who wish to file an optional Statement of Qualifications
in Mendocino County should call the Mendocino County Elections Division at (707) 234-6819.
Voting locations in Sonoma County will be open on Election Day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting locations in Sonoma County will also be open for limited times on the three days prior to Election Day. Specific
hours for those days will be announced closer to Election Day.
Dated: July 6, 2020
Deva Marie Proto
Sonoma County Clerk & Registrar of Voters
435 Fiscal Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
*Posted by law in an adjudicated newspaper