Notice! November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election

The City of Watsonville will be holding its General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018. The nomination period will take place between July 16, 2018 and August 10, 2018, to fill the vacancies in Districts 3, 4, 5, & 7. Those interested in running need to be registered to vote within the district they wish to represent.

Early Voting Available Starting October 8, 2018!

The City of Watsonville will be offering early voting for Santa Cruz County Residents beginning October 8, 2018, through November 6, 2018, and will be open for voting on Election Day on June 6, 2018.

The City Clerk's Office serves as a Satellite Elections Office for the County of Santa Cruz and can issue ballots for registered voters. You may vote at:

City Clerk's Office

275 Main Street, Top Floor

Watsonville, CA 95076

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Special Hours during Elections Week:
November 3 & 4 (Saturday & Sunday) open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 5 open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 6 open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Candidates Information

Pursuant to the City of Watsonville Charter Section 403, in order for a person to be nominated for the office of Council Member, she/he must be a resident and a registered qualified voter of this City and the District of the City or of territory which the person seeks to represent thirty (30) days before the opening date for the filing of nomination papers.

Candidates Information Page

Campaign Disclosure Requirements

All Candidates for state and local offices are required to file campaign disclosure statements at established dates before the election. Additionally, any committee formed to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure is required to file campaign disclosure statements. Click here to see past and present Campaign Statements.
California Online Voter Registration