Candidate filing has started for several city council, school board and health board seats up for election in Stanislaus County on Nov. 4.
Interested people have until Aug. 8 to enter a race, or Aug. 13 if the incumbent is not running. They can get the needed paperwork for the councils from city clerks’ offices and for other contests from the Stanislaus County Elections Office.
Four local measures have qualified for the ballot so far. Turlock voters will consider switching to district council elections and adding half a percentage point to the sales tax for street repairs. Oakdale voters will be asked to renew a sales tax increase at the same rate to help fund city services. Newman will decide on an urban growth boundary.
The election also will feature races for governor and other statewide offices, the state Assembly and Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. The top two candidates from the June 3 primary are running.
The ballot does not include council elections in Modesto and Ceres, which hold them in odd-numbered years, as do many school, irrigation and other district boards. Also, elected posts in county government were decided in June.
The deadline to register to vote in November is Oct. 20.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, these candidates had taken out papers to run (unless otherwise noted, they have not completed the filings):