Governing Board of Education for the
West Sonoma County Union High School District
The West Sonoma County Union High School District (WSCUHSD) will have two seats open in November. Both seats are four-year terms (2021-2024).
In accordance with the provisions of Education Code Section 5323 and 5340-42, a consolidated governing board member election, is to be held in our district on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and will be ordered by the County Superintendent of Schools on or before July 3, 2020.
Nominations for Offices in our District open on July 13, 2020 and close on August 7, 2020
Extended Nomination Period August 8, 2020 – August 12, 2020
If an incumbent officer fails to file his/her nomination documents by the close of nominations on August 7, 2020, anyone other than the incumbent, who is otherwise qualified, may file nomination documents during this extended nomination period.
Timeline for General Consolidated Election
Candidates are responsible for cost incurred in publishing a Statement of Qualifications if such a statement is desired. Each candidate will pay the cost of the publication before the statement is printed in the voter pamphlet portion of the sample ballot. The estimated costs for Statement of Qualifications are based on the printer’s price list for the 2020 General Election. Please refer to the Statements of Qualifications Costs Payment Procedure document listed. Payments for statements are to be made to the WSCUHSD. Following the election, the district will be billed for all costs incurred in conducting the district’s election. Statements shall not exceed 200 words, based on the standard word count. The payment range is determined by whether the candidate is requesting a statement be printed in English only or in English & Spanish. The candidate should write a check “not to exceed” the highest in the range.
Due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order, our district office is currently closed. Please call Karen Lamb, WSCUHSD Administrative Assistant, at (707) 824-6412 to schedule an appointment. The appointment will be held at the district office, 462 Johnson Street, Sebastopol to accept your payment for the statement and issue a receipt, which must be presented at the time the Statement of Qualifications is filed with the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters.
After the close of nominations, when the exact number of candidates in our jurisdiction have been determined, the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters’ Accounting Division will contact the West Sonoma County Union High School District with the exact cost of the statement.
DOCUMENTS TO FILE
The following fillable documents can be found on the Registrar of Voters web site. These documents need to be returned to the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95406 by August 7, 2020.
- Ballot Designation Worksheet
- Candidate Information Sheet
- Code of Fair Campaign Practices (optional)
- Statement of Qualifications Form and Cover Sheet (optional)
- Statement of Qualifications Payment Procedure
- SOQ Payment Procedures
- Costs for statement of qualifications
- SOQ Estimated Costs
- Form 700 2019-2020
- Campaign Forms
- 470 – Not Spending Money
- 501 – Spending Over $0.01
- 410 – Plans to Spend Over $2,000
INFORMATION FROM THE REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
New Options for Filing
Beginning July 13th, candidates may e-mail their filing documents for review to ROV-Candidate@sonoma-county.org. Please note that the office will not review documents for accuracy, only verify that the documents are complete. Once documents have been verified, candidates can make an appointment to take their oath either in the office or via online video conference by calling 707-565-6800. Completed documents with original signatures must be received by our office no later than 5pm on August 7th (postmark does not count). Candidates may submit documents with original signatures, M-F from 8am-5pm, by appointment, in the office drive-thru drop box, or via mail or other delivery service.
• ROV-Candidate@Sonoma-county.org (To submit documents for review)
• ROV-Campaign@Sonoma-county.org (Questions on campaign finance forms)
• Phone: 707-565-6800
• Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11485, Santa Rosa, CA 95406
• Physical Address: 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa
• Website: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/