And They are Off to the Races…
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 14, 2012
In what could be described as a political junkies dream come true, the filing period for candidates running in the June election has officially opened. It will be interesting to see what surprises pop up for these different offices. It honestly feels like just yesterday that the 2010 primary took place with a fe major surprises with filing. Although, County offices are easy to get some surprise candidates to pop up at the last-minute.
The Orange County Registrar of Voters is also now allowing candidates to pull papers online for the first time. This is a great feature that will allow candidates to only make 1 trip down to the OC Registrar’s office as opposed to two trips. We will have to wait and see if this new system is functional as often these types of things have quite a few bugs.
I will also go out on limb and suggest that more candidates than usual are likely to run for offices especially OC Central Committee simply because it is now easier to pull papers for office.
Filing starts this morning and will end at 5:00 PM on March 9th. A lot can happen in 3 weeks, so hold on to your hats.