Candidate Statements is an Election Season service of KOCT-North County's Channel.  Any candidate running for office can record a 5-minute statement explaining their positions, ideas, and platform and why voters should elect them to office.  Candidates are given a 30 minute time slot at KOCT to record their 5 minute statement. Their statements are recorded in the studio equipped with professional lighting, audio, camera and a teleprompter. The fee for this service is $300 per candidate.

KOCT then edits these programs together—with categories for city council, mayor, hospital boards, assembly districts etc. - for airing on KOCT. These programs are also available ‘on-demand’ on KOCT.ORG and candidates are encouraged to link their websites to KOCT.

Candidates may choose instead to provide a 5-minute or less statement on a Jump Drive in a H.264 file format to KOCT, their Statement will be included in KOCT’s edited Candidate Statements at no charge. We must receive these programs prior to our editing deadline and they must be in the same requirements as our other KOCT recorded Candidate Statements. Any candidate can also provide a longer, professionally edited program to KOCT for airing during KOCT‘s public access scheduling as long as it meets KOCT’s Public Access Guidelines.