July 16, 2018 –
First day that candidates may file declarations of candidacy and nomination papers. No person may file nomination papers for more than one office at the same election. The declaration of candidacy shall be executed in the elections official’s office. All candidates must pay the nonrefundable filing fees or present in lieu signatures at the time they receive their nomination papers. The number of valid in lieu signatures obtained by the candidate may be subtracted from the number required for his or her nomination papers if the signatures meet party registration requirements.
A candidate shall not be required to execute a nomination paper if the number of in lieu signatures that meets the nomination requirement on the in lieu petitions equals or exceeds the minimum number required.
(E. C. §§ 8020, 8061, 8062, 8100, 8105, 8106 and 10407)