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For Immediate Release

Nomination period opens for Nov. 7, 2023 Consolidated Election

SANTA ROSA, CA | July 13, 2023

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Candidate nominations open on Monday, July 17, for various special district offices scheduled for election on Nov. 7, 2023.

Candidates residing in Sonoma County who are interested in running for one of the more than 20 available positions must file nomination papers between July 17 and August 11 to have their names placed on the Nov. 7 ballot, according to Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto. If nomination papers for an incumbent elected officer of a district are not filed by 5 p.m. on Aug. 11, candidates other than the incumbent will have until 5 p.m. on Aug. 16 to file for the elective office.

For a detailed list of all offices up for election in November, visit and click on the November 7, 2023, Consolidated Election link. Districts with seats open include the following:

Community Services Districts

  • Occidental Community Services District

Public Utility District

  • Bodega Bay Public Utility District Office #1, 2 and 3

Recreation and Park Districts

  • Monte Rio Recreation and Park District
  • Russian River Recreation and Park District

Water Districts

  • Russian River County Water District
  • Sonoma Mountain County Water District
  • Timber Cove County Water District

Candidates for special district offices must obtain and file nomination papers at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office at 435 Fiscal Drive in Santa Rosa. For more information on becoming a candidate, visit and click on the Candidate Filing menu item on the left, call (707) 565-6808, email, or visit the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office.

For election and voting information unrelated to candidate nominations, visit, call (707) 565-6800 (Toll-Free: [800] 750-VOTE [8683]; TTY: [800] 565-6888]), email, or visit the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office.

Contact Information: 
Wendy Hudson
Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters 
(707) 565-6800