The June 8 Statewide Direct Primary Election is quickly approaching. The paperwork that potential candidates can use to reduce or eliminate their mandatory filing fee is now available from the Placer County Elections Division. This paperwork, the Signature In Lieu petitions, may be circulated among registered voters until Feb. 25. Candidate filing begins on Feb. 16 and continues until March 12. Candidates can pick up petitions at the Placer County Elections Division, 2956 Richardson Drive in Auburn. More information can be found at placerelections.com or by calling (530) 886-5650.