Elections

The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official for the City of Stockton, consolidating elections with San Joaquin County to reduce the election costs.  The City Clerk also manages the nominations for Council office and performs prima facie (first look) review of any petitions filed with the City.

Additional election duties include:

  •     Adjusting Council District Boundaries
  •     Preparing the Council Candidate Handbook
  •     Receiving and processing Campaign Statements
  •     Receiving and processing Statements of Economic Interests
  •     Monitoring and updating the City's Conflict of Interest Code
  •     Promoting voter registration and participation

 

Upcoming Elections

The next City election is in 2016 for Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 4, and 6.  The nomination period for candidates to run in the 2016 elections opened Tuesday, February 16 and closes Friday, March 11.  Interested candidates should make an appointment with the City Clerk during the nomination period to receive the necessary forms to run for office.  Please Contact Us to schedule an appointment.

Stockton Election Process

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 with the most votes in the June Primary Election advance to the citywide run-off election in the November General Election.

For 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 assumes office January 1 following the General Election.

 

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/29/2016