Persons interested in running for office in the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election may take out candidate filing papers beginning Monday, July 16, 2012.
According the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Keri Verjil, papers must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012. If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline for that office is extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 for everyone except the incumbent.
Registrar of Voters staff are available to assist with completing the necessary paperwork and answering any questions candidates may have. Candidates who are unsure of the local district offices they are eligible for, based on residency, should contact the Registrar of Voters office for help. Candidates will receive informational handbooks at the time they obtain their papers.
Further information about this election may be obtained from the Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683.