San Diego County District Attorney

Employer / Organization

San Diego County

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jul 18, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022


The San Diego County Attorney is the chief legal officer for the county they are elected to and they typically hold a great deal of responsibility. County Attorneys prosecute cases that have a state, local, or county violation of the law (they normally are not involved with federal prosecution of cases). County Attorneys provide legal advice for county governmental offices, and County Attorneys typically coordinate with the County Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies regarding the prosecution of crimes. County Attorneys play a significant role in setting the legal tone for the county, and also decide whether or not to prosecute a case, as well as what the specific charges will be against the accused. County Attorneys typically have the authority to decide whether or not to bring a case to a grand jury.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office to verify that your address qualifies for the position. 2) Obtain the correct filing papers from the county elections office. 3) Submit the filing papers within 113-88 days prior to the election. You will then be able to appear on the ballot! If you have any questions, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters can be reached by phone at (858) 565-5800 or [email protected]

Submit application to:
San Diego Registrar of Voters, 5600 Overland Ave, San Diego, California, 92123, US