Off to the Races

Off to the Races

County Superintendent Ted Alejandre

Riverside – Beginning Monday, candidates, including incumbents, wishing to run for election or re-election in 2018 in Riverside County will be able to file their nominating papers. 

Riverside candidates have until March 9 to submit their declarations and pay the required filing fees to the Office of the Riverside Registrar of Voters. Applicants must meet the filing deadline to compete in the June 5th Primary. 

Three Board of Supervisor seats are up for consideration in Riverside this year, including the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Districts. Seven state Assembly seats will also be vied for this year, in addition to four congressional seats that serve various parts of the Riverside area. 

Sheriff Stan Sniff will fight to defend his position for the third time. In addition, several Riverside County judges are hoping to retain their robes. 

The Registrar of Voters office reminded potential candidates that in instances where no incumbent enters the race, the filing deadline will be extended from March 9 to March 14. For more information on filing requirements in Riverside County, contact the Registrar of Voters at the Registrar’s Office at (951) 486-7200.

This year, San Bernardino County will host races for board supervisors, county assessor, county auditor, district attorney, county sheriff, and county superintendent of schools on November 6. If a race has more than two candidates for any party nomination, a primary will be held on June 5. 

San Bernardino County has two county supervisor seats up for re-election this year: Districts 2 and 4. In addition, District Attorney Mike Ramos and County Sheriff John McMahon will be defending their positions. 

Among other elected San Bernardino County officials who will fight to keep their positions in 2018 are County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Bob Dutton, County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre, and County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Oscar Valdez. In addition, State Assemblymembers who represent the 33rd, 40th, 42nd, and 47th districts will be fighting to hold on to their electoral power. There are several judges up for re-election this year as well. 

For more information regarding how to file in San Bernardino County contact the Elections Office at (909) 387-8300.

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