The filing period for seats on various local boards will be open from now until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7.

The election will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Candidacy forms are available at the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, 1021 I St., Suite 100, Modesto, CA. If an eligible incumbent does not file during this period, there will be an extension of the nomination period for that specific office until 5 p.m. Wednesday,  Aug. 12, for anyone other than the incumbent.

Five Patterson Joint Unified School board seats are open with four seats on a 4-year term and one seat on a shorter, 2-year term. The seven-member board is broken down by area, and the candidate must live within that specific area. Seats for areas 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are up for grabs

Specific boundaries are available at the registrar’s office.

Those who file must be at least age 18, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter within the district boundaries, and must not be disqualified by the constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office. Employees of the school district cannot run for school board office.

Community Service District boards

Grayson Community Service District has three 4-year seats.

Westley Community Service District has three 4-year seats and one 2-year seat. Those who choose to file must be a registered voter, live in the district and not be an employee of the district.

Local irrigation districts

Candidates must be registered voters, landowners in the district and residents of the division that they represent at the time of their nomination and throughout their entire term.

Patterson Irrigation District has one opening for division 3 and one opening for division 5.

West Stanislaus Irrigation District has one opening for director for division 3 and one opening for division 3.

The Del Puerto Health Care District board of directors does not have an election this year, but will next year, when its two board terms end.

For more information, contact the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, 525-5200. 

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