The City Recorder serves as the City's election officer by issuing measures to voters, and taking applications for the position of Mayor and Council.
Regular City elections are held at the same time and place as biennial general state elections and in accordance with applicable state election laws. The Council may provide for special elections in accordance with such laws. Legal notices are published stating the officers to be elected, the ballot title of each measure to be voted upon, and the time and place of the election.
Candidates for City Elective Offices
To be eligible for city elective office, a candidate must be a registered voter and must have resided in the City continuously for four years immediately preceding the election. City Council candidates must also be residents of their Ward. The Mayor is elected from the City at large.