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The Monterey County Elections Office offers a great overview of important nomination papers, official forms, and campaign deadlines.

Please take the time to review the information; it may answer many questions you have regarding the rules and guidelines for running for public office.

Elections Contact

The Candidate and Campaigns Program Manager, can assist you in understanding the general rules contained in this guide and will oversee the processing of your filing documents. Greta Arevalo can be reached at (831) 796-1478 or via email at To expedite your candidacy filing, I recommend you make an appointment in advance.

The Monterey County Elections Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may visit us at our office, on the web at, or call us at (831) 796-1499.


Access to applicable state and local codes (Details various state regulations that govern elections at the state and local level):

Fair Political Practices Commission (State Financial disclosure and filing requirements):

Federal Election Commission (Federal financial reporting requirements):

Monterey County Code (Describes local rules affecting local candidate activities): _county/codes/code_of_ordinances