Candidate & Campaign Information

Nomination Filing Period Information

All election materials will be issued by the City Clerk. Candidates are required to obtain signatures of 20 registered voters of the City of Hesperia on their official nomination papers. Candidates are not charged a filing fee to run for political office. All required papers must be filed prior to the end of the nomination period with the City Clerk. For more information or to schedule an appointment to receive nomination forms, please call the City Clerk's Office at (760)947-1026. The City of Hesperia consolidates with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Office to conduct the City's elections.

The Registrar of Voters Office:
  • Prepares the ballot and voter guide
  • Provides for the translation of all election materials into Spanish and other languages as required
  • Arranges for the printing and mailing of all necessary voter information
  • Recruits and hires poll workers
  • Obtains all polling places
  • Counts ballots and post-election activities such as canvassing the returns and certifying election results
The City Clerk is responsible for:
  • Coordinating with the Registrar of Voters
  • Issuing and accepting of nomination papers
  • Verifying signatures on the petition
  • Publishing necessary legal notices
  • Monitoring campaign disclosure filing requirements
  • Serving as liaison to candidates and the community
  • Issuing the Certificates of Election to the successful candidates
Campaign reporting schedules and forms can be obtained from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

General Requirements

Candidates running for office must be:
  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident and registered voter in the City of Hesperia at the time the nomination papers are filed

Candidate Resources

For additional resources, please visit our Candidate Resources page.