There are two steps to follow to process your filing for candidacy in your local election!
Download a PDF of the local water boards in your county and to find contact information for your South Valley county elections office!
To run in an election for a Community Services District or a Public Utilities District in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties, you must meet these two requirements: 1) be a registered voter within the district you are running for, and 2) you cannot be on parole for a felony. That’s it!
Earlier this year, CWC released a report that found that in the southern San Joaquin Valley, 87% of local water board seats were uncontested in the most recent election -- that’s almost 500 local seats.
There are many types of resident-led water boards that manage water like Community Services Districts, Public Utilities District, Irrigation Districts, and more.
CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award
CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012