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November 3, 2020 Consolidated General Election

About the Campaign Guide

  This Campaign Guide has been prepared to assist candidates, committees, and members of the news media in preparing for the upcoming 2020 Consolidated General Election.  It is not intended to be all-encompassing, but merely a summary of major provisions related to candidates and committees involved in elections in the County of Sonoma and the State of California.  

While staff has attempted to be as informative as possible in compiling this information, and we appreciate the opportunity to address your questions not answered in this handbook, the law prohibits employees from answering questions of a legal nature.  This handbook is not intended as a substitute for legal counsel.  For your protection, we strongly urge you to consult an attorney.  

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Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for county holidays). 

Wishing you the best, 

Deva Marie Proto
Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder
& Registrar of Voters 

Campaign Guide Contents

  • Election Resources
  • Offices to which Candidates are to be Nominated or Elected
  • Summary Candidate Qualifications and Information
  • Federal Offices (Elected by District)
  • State Offices (Elected by District)
  • Judicial Offices (Elected Countywide)
  • County Offices (Elected by District)
  • Statement of Qualifications
  • Candidate Statement Requirements for Federal and State Offices
  • Candidate Statement Requirements for Local Nonpartisan Offices
  • Provisions of the Code of Fair Campaign Practices
  • Pre-Campaign Reporting Requirements for Candidates and/or Committees
  • Campaign Disclosure Requirements Often Overlooked
  • 2020 Consolidated Primary Election Campaign Filing Schedule
  • Campaign Literature
  • Campaign Posters and Sign Placements
  • Purchasing Voter Registration Data
  • Vote by Mail Ballot Information
  • Calendar of Events

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