Clerk, Recorder, Assessor, Registrar of Voters Department
For Immediate Release

Nomination period extended for select races in November 3, 2020 consolidated general election

Santa Rosa,CA | August 11, 2020

Candidate nominations for select school, city, and special district offices have been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 12, for any qualified person, except the incumbent(s), because one or more of the incumbent(s) did not file. Offices for which nominations have been extended include the following:

School Districts: Cloverdale Unified, Geyserville Unified F/T, Geyserville Unified S/T, Healdsburg Unified, Shoreline Unified – Area 3, Windsor Unified, West Sonoma County Union High, Bennett Valley Union, Dunham, Forestville Union, Fort Ross F/T, Gravenstein Union F/T, Gravenstein Union S/T, Guerneville, Horicon, Kashia F/T, Kashia S/T, Kenwood, Liberty, Monte Rio Union F/T, Monte Rio Union S/T, Montgomery, Old Adobe Union, Piner-Olivet Union, Rincon Valley Union, West Side Union.

Cities: Cotati City Council, Healdsburg City Council, Sonoma City Council. Special Districts: Cazadero Community Services, Bodega Bay Fire, Forestville Fire, Monte Rio Fire F/T, Monte Rio Fire S/T, North Sonoma Coast Fire F/T, North Sonoma Coast Fire S/T, Rancho Adobe Fire F/T, Rancho Adobe Fire S/T, Sonoma County Fire, Petaluma Health Care, Sonoma Valley Health Care, Valley of the Moon Water

Candidates for school and special district offices who reside in Sonoma County may obtain and file their nomination papers with the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office, 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa. Candidates for Shoreline Unified School District – Area 3 who reside in Marin County must obtain and file their nomination papers with the Marin County Elections Department. Candidates for city offices must obtain and file their nomination papers with the city clerks for their respective cities.

Note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person office hours may be significantly reduced for county and city government offices. Therefore, it is highly recommended that any resident of Sonoma County interested in becoming a candidate for a school or special district office either call (707) 565-6800 or email to schedule an appointment. Similarly, anybody interested in becoming a candidate for a city office should call or email their respective city clerk’s office for further information about when and how to file