Appointments required to declare candidacy for 2020 General Election

Potential candidates must make an appointment to file their application paperwork.
Winters JUSD Trustee Area Zones. Courtesy image

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The candidate filing period for the 2020 General Election begins July 13 and ends Aug. 7. Those wishing to declare their candidacy are now required to schedule an appointment with the Yolo County Elections Office in order to obtain and turn in the application paperwork. 

In addition, candidates who intend to run for city offices must obtain and file their nomination papers with the appropriate City Clerk.

Appointments can be scheduled using an online scheduling system at or by calling the Elections Office at 530-666‑8133.

In a media release, the Yolo County Elections Office noted that walk-ins will only be accepted if there is available staff, and if there are no conflicts with appointments.

The candidate nomination paperwork can be downloaded from the Candidate Services section on the Elections Office website at Interested individuals may print the forms to complete prior to their initial appointment.

The deadline to turn in completed candidacy to the Elections Office (625 Court Street, Suite B05, Woodland) by 5 p.m. on Aug. 7. 

Candidates who fail to submit the candidate documents with original signatures by the close of the nomination period will not be included on the ballot for that office, the Election Office media release noted.

“We realize these changes may cause some inconvenience however, we continue to make every effort to create a safe environment for both staff and the public amidst COVID-19. Your patience and understanding is appreciated,” said Jesse Salinias, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

Candidates should refer to The Candidate Guide for general information on filing the nomination packet. The guide is available online at

Winters Vacancies
On the ballot for the Nov. 3 election, there are three Winters Joint Unified School Board Trustee seats available for the terms specified for the following Trustee Areas:

~ Trustee Area No. 1 (term timeline of 2020-2024).
~ Trustee Area No. 3 (term timeline of 2020-2022).
~ Trustee Area No. 5 (term timeline of 2020-2024).

Interested candidates are required to file in person at the County Elections Office located within the trustee area boundary. Interested individuals must be 18 years of age and live within the specified zone for the Trustee Area seat they are running for.

For more information regarding Trustee seats contact the Winters School District Office at 530-795-6100.

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