California’s official deadline to file to run for office has come and gone giving voters a clearer picture of the candidates they will choose from heading into the March 2024 primary.
But in the race to fill Laphonza Butler’s seat for a six-year term in the US Senate, the deadline was extended by a few days.
The deadline for filing the Declaration of Candidacy papers for the elected office passed last Friday at 5 pm, but this time, because the incumbent decided not to run for office, the deadline was extended by five days. to December 13.
The official list of certified candidates from the Office of the Secretary of State will be available on December 28.
Other candidates, though unofficial, have been on the campaign trail for months, announcing their intention to run for the late Senator Dianne Feinstein’s seat. One of the main contenders, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Orange) announced her candidacy in January.
Rep. also announced. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) intends to run for the Senate in January. He posted Monday that he filed official candidacy papers with the California Secretary of State’s Office.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) announced her intention to run for the Senate in February.
And after much speculation, Republican and former Major League All-Star Steve Garvey announced his intention to run for Senate in October.
All candidates must meet the requirements as stated in the Constitution: a candidate must be at least 30 years old, a US citizen for nine years and a resident of California at the time took the oath of office.
Senate candidates are eligible to pick up nomination papers from any county election office beginning Nov. 13. Those documents do not need to be taken from the county of their residence and are due on Friday at the close of business.
The California primary will take place on March 5, 2024. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will advance to the November general election.