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Local Politics, Elections In The Year Of Pandemic


From the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters:

The Candidate filing period for offices in Schools, Community Colleges, and Special Districts is from July 13 to August 7, 2020 in order to appear on the November 2020 ballot.

In the past, filing for office has been conducted in the Elections Division office. This election however, as a result of COVID and social distancing requirements, filing for office will be conducted at the County Administration Building at 651 Pine Street in the Chambers of the Board of Supervisors.

Elections staff will issue documents and accept filings from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily. Appointments for filing the Declaration of Candidacy will be made at the time papers are issued.

“This is a safety measure to protect our staff and the public as the November election gets into gear. It is an example of the types of common sense protective measures we will employ throughout this election cycle,”
said Debi Cooper, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar.

To ensure the safety of all, candidates will wear face coverings and abide by social distancing protocols.

Entourages will not be permitted into the Board Chambers, but may congregate outside or in the lobby of the Admin Building as long as public health rules are respected.

Lists of candidates filing for office will be published twice daily at www.cocovote.us, at noon and at the end of each day. Candidates for city offices will file in their respective city.


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