County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

Candidate/Officeholder Information

Important Notice to all candidates and officeholders

On January 1, 2021, AB 571 went into affect.  This bill placed campaign contribution limits on all city and county candidates.  Prior to this bill, City and County candidate committees in San Benito County did not have any limits on contributions.  For 2021-2022, the contribution limit for County and City candidates is: $4,900.

The FPPC will be holding an online webinar, on July 13, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. to help explain the new rules that have come about due to AB 571.  To register for this webinar, please click here.

Welcome Candidates

Candidates are an integral part of elections.  On this page, and it’s sub pages (Forms and Manuals and FPPC 460s), the San Benito County Elections Division attempts to provide information for candidates and potential candidates.

Qualifications for candidacy

In general, all candidates for elected office must meet the following requirement:

  • Registered to Vote at an address within the jurisdiction of the office.  For example County Supervisors must reside within the boundaries of the district for which they are running; the Mayor of Hollister must reside within the city limits.

Some elected offices have specific qualifications for candidates.  For the complete qualifications for a specific office, please click on one of the following offices:

Helpful information and tools

As the next election nears, look to this page for links to helpful information the candidate needs to run for office.  Return to view:

Additionally, please feel free to view our Elections and Filings Calendar for the most up to date election related events and scheduled FPPC filings.

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