Candidate filing has closed for most local races in the Nov. 3 election in Stanislaus County, but some remain open because incumbents are not running.
The unsettled contests include city councils in Modesto, Turlock and a few other cities, plus some of the boards governing schools and other functions.
Under state law, the filing period ended Friday, Aug. 7, for posts where incumbents are seeking re-election. Filing remains open until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, for other races.
Candidates can file for most races through the county election office. The exceptions are mayor and city council races, handled by each city clerk.
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