Elections

Notice! June 5, 2018 Special Municipal Election

The City of Watsonville will be holding a Special Municipal Election on June 5, 2018. The nomination period took place between March 7, 2018 and March 14, 2018, to fill the vacancy in District 2. Those interested in running need to be registered to vote in District 2 (see map)

Note: In order to qualify to run, the candidate needs to submit a nomination paper with 20 valid signatures of registered voters from District 2.

Early Voting Available Now!


The City of Watsonville is offering early voting for Santa Cruz County Residents beginning May 7, 2018, through Election Day on June 5, 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 now at:

City Clerk's Office

275 Main Street, Top Floor

Watsonville, CA 95076

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


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:
June 2 & 3 (Saturday & Sunday) open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 4 open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 5 open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM



Candidates

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.

Elections Information


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.

Nomination period for the November 6, 2018, opens July 16, 2018, and closes August 10, 2018.
Additional information will be published in the forthcoming months.

For additional current and past election information, please visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

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