Tools for Running for Office

The Town Clerk’s Office has gathered the following information and resources for those who want to run for office. 

Candidate’s Information Guide

The Candidate’s Information Guide and all necessary documents/forms for the election for the Town of Windsor was available for pick up as of Monday, January 11, 2021. Candidate’s needed to schedule an appointment with the Town Clerk to receive the necessary documents and forms during the nomination period. The nomination period ended on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Please note, this Guide does not include required forms and documents. You must schedule an appointment with the Town Clerk’s office to receive these documents.

Appointments can be made by email: Alternatively, you may call (707) 838-1000 to leave a message with the Town Clerk to call and schedule the appointment.  

Election Statement Timeline 

January 11, 2021Candidate Nomination Period Opens
February 1, 2021

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement

(period covering 10/18/20 – 12/31/20)
February 5, 2021Candidate Nomination Period Deadline
March 21, 2021Political Campaign Signs may be Posted. A Permit is Required.
March 25, 2021First Day Voter Information Guides may be Mailed
March 25, 2021

1st Pre-election Campaign Statement 

(period covering 1/1/21 – 3/20/21)
April 5, 2021Vote-by-Mail Opens
April 19, 2021Last Day to Register to Vote in the Election
April 20, 2021First Day to Process Vote-by-Mail Ballots
April 22, 2021

2nd Pre-election Campaign Statement 

(period covering 3/21/21 – 4/17/21)
April 27, 2021Deadline to Request Ballot by Mail
June 3, 2021Deadline to Certify Election Results
August 2, 2021

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement

(period covering 8/2/21 – 6/30/21)

Election Signs

The starting date for posting campaign signs for the May 4, 2021, Special Municipal Election will be Sunday, March 21, 2021 (45 days prior to the election). A permit is required. Permit fee is $25. For further details, please view the sign permit.

Important Contact/Telephone Numbers

Quick access to contact information.

Fair Political Practices Commission

To further assist you as the candidate, it is important to visit the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) website.

Please see the Campaign Disclosure Manual 2 for candidates.

The Mission of the FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION is to promote the integrity of representative state and local government in California through fair, impartial interpretation and enforcement of political campaign, lobbying, and conflict of interest laws.

They can be contacted at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772).