The purposeoftheelection is to fill three (3) expiring seats for Districts 1, 2, and 6 ontheWatsonville City Council, each for a full four-year term.
In order to run for office, a candidate must have been a residentand a legally registeredvoter in ofthe City ofWatsonville and of the district they wish to run for at least 30 days before the nomination period opens. The nomination period opens on Monday, July 13 and closes on Friday,August 7, 2020.Filing deadlinesareestablished by State law and must be adheredto.
Pleasenote thatifanincumbentfortheofficeof Councilmember,eligibleforre-election,doesnotfile a declarationofcandidacybyAugust7,therewillbe a five-dayextensionallowedforanypersonotherthanthe incumbenttofile a declarationofcandidacyforsuchoffice.Ifrequired,theextendedfilingperiodfornon-incumbent candidatesforeitheroffice wouldendWednesday,August12,2020at5:00p.m.
Candidates' statements are available for public examination for 10 calendar days immediately following the filing deadline for submission of those documents. During this period, any voter of the appropriate City District, or the elections official, may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring any or all of the material in the statement to be amended or deleted.