LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Candidates for the city of Los Angeles’ 2011 primary nominating election may begin filing today their declaration of intention to run for office.

They have to file the “Declaration of Intention to Become a Candidate” in order to appear on the March 8 ballot.

Among the officials being chosen in the upcoming election are council members for districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14; Los Angeles Unified School District board members and Los Angeles Community College District board trustees.

Each candidate also is required to circulate and submit a nominating petition. They can waive the filing fee if they can submit more than 1,000 but no more than 2,000 valid signatures of qualified, registered voters within their districts.

If they have more than 500 signatures but fewer than 1,000, they have to pay a $300 filing fee.

They can pick up and file the documents with the Office of City Clerk-Election Division at Piper Technical Center, 555 Ramirez St., Space 300, from Nov. 13-Dec. 8.

Candidates can get additional information by calling the Election Division at (213) 978-0444 or by going to the website http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election.