County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

Candidate Statement of Qualifications

DocumentCandidate Statement of Qualifications

A statement by the candidate describing his or her education and qualifications to be printed in the County Voter Information Pamphlet. The statement must be paid for at the time of filing the Declaration of Candidacy unless the district has agreed to pay for the statement.

For candidates running for offices that cross into other counties may file separate candidate statements with each county within the jurisdiction by the end of the filing period. Contact the appropriate counties for current filing fees. If the candidate choses to file a statement in their county of residence, it must be file at the same time the Declaration of Candidacy is filed.

Filed statements may be withdrawn on the first business day following the filing deadline.

Candidates for US Senate may purchase space for a 250-word statement in the State Voter Guide. These statements are not filed with the local county election official. US Senate statements are filed with the Secretary of State between the state filing period.

The San Benito County Department of Elections requires all candidates, regardless if they are submitting a statement or not complete a local form at the time of submission

Elections Code §9084, 13307; Government Code §85601



Who FilesOptional for All Candidates

State Legislative Candidates who agree to adhere to the spending limitations of Prop. 34 may file a statement for printing in the County Voter Information Pamphlet. E-mailed copy of the statement as well as a paper copy are required.

US Senate Candidates may file a candidate statement with the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office in Sacramento.

All other candidates may file a candidate statement to be printed in the County Voter Information Pamphlet. E-mailed copy of the statement as well as a paper copy are required.

Mail electronic copies to: sbcvote@cosb.us

How to FileAll candidates who wish to publish their statement in the County Voter Information Guide, or the online version, are required to submit both an electronic copy and hard copy of their Candidate Statement.

  1. Submit an electronic copy of the statement, in Word format, to the election's department via email at: sbcvote@cosb.us
       * Note, failure to submit an electronic copy will result in a penalty being assessed.

  2. Bring a printed copy of the statement when filing the Declaration of Candidacy.

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