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Notice of Election, Procedures and Filing Deadlines


If you are interested in learning more and/or running for Office at Los Osos CSD, please see the information below. 

This year's General District Election will be held on November 3rd, 2020 and will be consolidated with the Presidential Election. Please find the attached document for additional details:


July 8th  - District Secretary completes and delivers the Notice of Elective Offices to be filled, along with the map of the district boundaries.

July 16th - Aug 12th - County Elections Official shall publish the Notice of Election for each district containing: 

  • Date of Election
  • Office for which candidates may file
  • Qualifications for office
  • Location where candidates may file for office and the deadlines
  • Statement regarding appointments

County Elections Official shall deliver a copy of all published notices to the District Secretary for posting in the district office. For more information on how to delcare candidacy please see the below link.,-2020-Presidential-General-Election.aspx

July 16th - Aug 12th  - Nomination Period: Candidates file declaration of candidacy forms and other related nomination documents with the County Elections Official. No person may file papers for more than one district office at the same election. Candidates for Harbor Commissioner must file nomination papers signed by 25 to 50 registered voters within the District.

Insufficient Nominees: If by the close of nominations for a given office, there are insufficient or no nominees, and a petition requesting an election has not been filed, the district will not hold an election. Those candidates who filed Declarations of Candidacy will be appointed in-lieu of election by the Board of Supervisors. Upon recommendation of the District, the Board of Supervisors will make appointments where no candidates filed the requisite papers.

Aug 12th- Aug 17th - Extended Filing Period- If an incumbent officer does not file a declaration of candidacy by Aug 7th, any person other than the incumbent, may file between these dates. The extension is not applicable if there is no incumbent to be elected. 

Aug 17th- Last day for a candidate to withdraw their Statement of Qualifications. Once file, the statement cannot be changed, only withdrawn. If the office has a filing extension, the last day to withdraw the statement of qualifications is August 13th.

December 1st- Term of Office begins. Prior to taking office, each elective officer shall take the official Oath of Office.

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