The City Clerk's Office is in charge of administering Municipal Elections, which are consolidated with the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. The City's Municipal Election will be held on November 6, 2018, together with the General Gubernatorial Election.
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.
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.