If you woke up this morning thinking you want to run for a municipal office, there's still time — if you're fast.
Friday is the filing deadline for most seats, with the exact time varying according to each city clerk's hours.
But for a few races in which incumbents aren't running, the deadline will be extended until Wednesday.
If you want to jump in, contact your city clerk's office. You'll need 20 signatures from registered voters, among other things.
The Star will run a full list of qualified municipal and county candidates after final lineups are approved by county elections officials. As of Thursday afternoon, here's how races were shaping up.
Offices close at 5 p.m. Friday. Councilman Don Waunch has said he isn't running again, so the City Council filing deadline will be extended to Wednesday. Two council slots will be on the ballot, with incumbent Kevin Kildee running again.
Kildee, Bill Little, Puneet Sharma, Matt Lorimer and David Schlangen had been qualified to run, according to the city clerk's office. At least two others pulled papers but hadn't turned them in.
Offices close at 4 p.m. Friday. Councilman Steve Conaway and Treasurer Norma Gutierrez hadn't filed papers with the city clerk, so filing deadlines could be extended in both races.
Three council seats will be on the ballot, along with city clerk and treasurer. In the council race, incumbent Jamey Brooks had qualified, and incumbent Gayle Washburn pulled papers. City Clerk Clay Westling had qualified, as had one candidate for treasurer, Grace Donahue. Other hopefuls for all seats pulled or filed papers but hadn't been certified to run.
Offices close at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Councilwoman Sue Horgan said Thursday that she won't run again, so the council deadline will be extended. Ojai has two council seats in play, and incumbent Betsy Clapp has qualified as had a challenger, Robert Daddi.
The city clerk and city treasurer also are up for a vote, with both incumbents pulling papers, so deadlines will not be extended if they complete the process.
Offices close at 5 p.m. Friday. Deadlines for the mayor and city council races are expected to be extended. Mayor Tom Holden has said he won't seek re-election, and Councilwoman Irene Pinkard, whose term ends this year, is running for mayor. The incumbent city treasurer and city clerk plan to run again, so deadlines for those seats are Friday.
Qualified mayoral candidates were Donald Thibeault and Councilwoman Carmen Ramirez. Ramirez would keep her council seat if she does not win because her term hasn't expired. Qualified council candidates were Deshay Ford and incumbent Bryan MacDonald. Incumbent Danielle Navas and challenger Martin Jones had qualified for treasurer. Other hopefuls pulled or filed papers for the races.
Offices close at 5 p.m. Friday. Three incumbents — Mayor Janice Parvin and council members Roseann Mikos and Keith Millhouse — are running again. One challenger, Ken Simons, had been qualified for the ballot, as had all three office holders, the city clerk's office said.
Offices close at 5 p.m. Friday. Council members Douglas Breeze and Sylvia Munoz Schnopp plan to run again, with Breeze certified, according to the City Clerk's Office. Two challengers hadn't qualified but were in the process.
Offices close at 5 p.m. Friday. Two council seats as well as city treasurer and city clerk will be on the ballot. Council members James Tovias and Fred Robinson filed paperwork, as did a challenger who hadn't been certified as of Thursday afternoon. Treasurer Sandra Easley and City Clerk Judy Rice also filed.
Offices close at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Mayor Bob Huber filed papers, as did two challengers who hadn't yet been qualified for the ballot. Council members Steve Sojka and Barbra Williamson are seeking re-election. Williamson and challengers Randy Nemecek and Eric Halub had been certified to run.
Offices close at 5 p.m. Friday. Two council seats will be on the ballot. Councilwoman Jacqui Irwin qualified for another run. The other seat became vacant after the death of Councilman Tom Glancy in May. In addition to Irwin, candidates Mic Farris and Al Adam had been certified. Six other hopefuls had turned in papers, according to the city clerk's office, and county elections officials were looking over those.
Ventura holds elections in odd-numbered years, so residents won't have municipal seats on their November ballots.
The 1st District features a runoff between Supervisor Steve Bennett and challenger Bob Roper.
School district and special district seats also will be on the November ballot. For a complete list, go to http://recorder.countyofventura.org/elections.