Candidates on the June ballot who are interested in saving a little dough can collect signatures to offset the costs of the filing fee.
Judicial candidates have until Feb. 5 to file their signatures. Other contenders for state and county offices have until Feb. 20.
The petition in lieu of filing fee doesn’t apply to candidates for Riverside County Board of Education, because they don’t pay filing fees.
The official candidate nomination period for the June 3 election — also known as the paper pulling period — runs Feb. 10 through March 7.