Candidate Information 


Becoming a Candidate for the November 3, 2020 Election 









Please review the Candidate's Guide if you are thinking about becoming a candidate for office in Inyo County in the 2020 election year. Please see the list below for the offices up for election on November 3, 2020.

To ensure that we are following health and safety guidelines, the Inyo County Elections office is currently accepting appointments to file for office  July 13, 2020 -  August 7, 2020 . To schedule an appointment, email kfoote@inyocounty.us.  You may also schedule an appointment to file with the District Secretary of any office up for election on November 3, 2020. 

You are encouraged to print and complete the forms below, prior to your appointment. A Declaration of Candidacy will only be issued at the date and time of your in-person filing. You will not be considered a Candidate for office, until you complete a Declaration of Candidacy. 

The following forms will be mandatory:






The following forms are optional:



The following forms are informational only:






Offices up for election in the
November 3, 2020 General election


Nominated candidates from primary election
Term
President & Vice President of the United States
4 year term
United States Representative, 8th District
2 year term
Member of the State Assembly, 26th District
2 year term
Top two candidates from local countywide races where more than two candidates filed, but no candidate received more than 50% of the vote
Offices open for filing in November 3, 2020 (There are multiple seats available for these entities, unless otherwise indicated)
Municipal
Bishop City Council Member (three seats)
 4 year terms
Bishop City Treasurer
 4 year term
Board of Education
Board of Education, Area 1
 2 year term
Board of Education, Area 2
 4 year term
Board of Education, Area 4
 4 year term
School Districts
Big Pine Unified School District Board Member
Bishop Unified School District Board Member
Death Valley Unified School District Board Member
Lone Pine Unified School District Board Member
Owens Valley Unified School District Board Member
Round Valley Unified School District Board Member
Trona Joint Unified School District Board Member
Hospital Districts
Northern Inyo County Hospital District Director
Southern Inyo County Healthcare District Director
Resources Districts
Inyo-Mono Resource Conservation Board Member
Community Services Districts
Big Pine Community Services District Board Member
Darwin Community Services District Board Member
Eastern Sierra Community Services District Board Member
Indian Creek – Westridge Community Services District Board Member
Independence Community Services District Board Member
Keeler Community Services District Board Member
Lone Pine Community Services District Board Member
Mesa Community Services District Board Member
Olancha Community Services District Board Member
Sierra Highlands Community Service District Board Member
Sierra North Community Service District Board Member
Starlite Community Service District Board Member
Fire Districts
Big Pine Fire Protection District Board Member
Independence Fire Protection District Board Member
Lone Pine Fire Protection District Board Member
Southern Inyo Fire Protection District Board Member
Sanitary Districts
East Independence Sanitary District Board Member

District Boundaries






To view district boundaries, please visit the Inyo County Data Viewer.

Raising and spending money





Below are helpful links for candidates to find out information about campaign financing rules and to locate campaign finance forms on the Fair Political Practices Commission website.


Obtaining voter information





Pursuant to Elections Code §2188, and §2194, voter registration information is available to persons or groups for election, scholarly, journalistic, political or governmental purposes as determined by the Secretary of State. If you would like to request voter registration information, please complete the Application below and email the form to: mhartshorn@inyocounty.us

Application to request voter files

Reports that are available from the elections office 

Ethics Training





Many public officials are required to take an ethics training course to educate them on the ethical standards required of any individual who works in state or local government. Public officials may utilize free online courses available to satisfy this requirement. Please note that the state officials ethics course will not satisfy the local officials ethics course requirements and vice versa.