Candidates for office in Berkeley are required to pay a $150 filing fee when they take out nomination papers. However, in lieu of paying the fee, they can collect signatures.
“Each valid signature will reduce the filing fee by $1,” says a memo from the City Clerk’s office.
The signature in-lieu-of filing fee period opened June 2. Forms can be obtained from the City Clerk and must be filed by July 27.
The nomination period opens July 17 and closes August 11. Nomination papers must be obtained from the City Clerk