The next City election will be held in 2016 for Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 4, and 6. The nomination period for candidates to run in the 2016 elections will open in early 2016. Interested candidates should make an appointment with the City Clerk during the nomination period to receive the necessary forms to run for office.
The City conducts elections every two years to fill seats on the City Council. Candidates are nominated from their district at the June Primary Election. The two candidates that receive the most votes in the June Primary Election advance to the citywide run-off election in the November General Election.
In the case of the Mayor's race:
- If no candidate receives 50% +1 of the vote in the June Primary Election, the top two candidates advance to the citywide run-off election in the November General Election.
- If one of the Mayoral candidates receives at least 50% +1 one of the vote in the June Primary Election, there is no run-off election and that candidate will assume office January 1 following the General Election.
Last day to Register
The last day you can register to vote by U.S. mail for any election is 15 days prior to the election. Deadline to register to vote online using the California Online Voter Registration (COVR) website is 12:00 midnight ,15 days prior to the election.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/4/2015