Candidates & Campaigns
Candidate Filing and Election Information

Running for Office

These documents are prepared by the San Joaquin Registrar of Voters, they provide comprehensive information on all aspects of candidacy for local office in each election, including a list of open offices. These documents are available at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters' Office or can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Election Calendars

Randomized Alphabet Drawing Results

Randomized Alphabet Drawing to determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot.

In accordance with Elections Code section 13112, our office conducted a random drawing on December 14, 2023, of the letters of the alphabet. This randomized alphabet determines the order of appearance of candidates’ names on the ballot for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on March 5, 2024, and is an example of fairness and impartiality in elections held in California. Listed below are the official results for the local alphabet drawing.

This randomized alphabet applies to the candidate's name, last name first, followed, if necessary, by first name, then middle name. If more than one candidate's last name begins with the same letter, proceed to the second letter and, if needed, the third, etc. We follow this process until a different letter appears allowing us to determine who appears first on the ballot. For example, if two candidates with the last names Campbell and Carlson are running for the same office, their order on the ballot will depend on the order in which the letters "M" and "R" were drawn in the randomized alphabet drawing.

Download a copy of the Randomized Alphabet Drawing Results and the rotation process in PDF format below.