The deadline for state candidates to file for the June election is Friday, March 11. For those new to the campaign world, Calpeek advises you to turn in your signatures early. Car trouble, childcare issues, and other unforeseen circumstances have bedeviled many hopeful candidates over the years. Candidates running in L.A. City have already discovered this, with many not submitting their signatures by Wednesday’s deadline. The latest update on L.A. Mayoral candidates: 8 did not submit the final paperwork, 2 were found insufficient, 8 candidates are awaiting signature verification, and 9 have qualified.