City Clerk Election Information
The City of Vallejo General Municipal Election is held in November during even-numbered years. The City Council is composed of six Councilmembers and a directly elected Mayor. Councilmembers serve for staggered terms of four years. The Mayor is directly elected and serves for a term of four years. Per the Charter, no elective officer may hold office for more than two consecutive four-year terms as either mayor or councilmember, nor serve in both offices of mayor and council member for longer than three consecutive four year terms.
The next general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Currently, the Mayor and Councilmembers receive a salary of $14,700 annually. The mayor is eligible for additional compensation of $22,800 annually payable in monthly installments.
Eligibility and Candidacy
To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a resident and elector of the city for at least thirty (30) days preceding the last day for filing of nomination papers. Registered voters in Vallejo must be U.S. citizens, residents of Vallejo, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
The Mayoral seat and three 4-year Councilmember seats will be up for election on the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Ballot.
This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.
The nomination period for candidates opens at 8:30 a.m. on July 18, 2016 and closes at 5:15 p.m. on August 12, 2016. If an incumbent fails to submit nomination papers by this deadline, non-incumbent candidates will have until 5:15 p.m. on August 17, 2016 to file nomination papers.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk
to schedule an appointment to take out and/or file nomination papers.
Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information will be posted to the website as it becomes available throughout the election season. Please contact Dawn G. Abrahamson, City Clerk,
if you have questions regarding the upcoming election.
Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, aged 18 years or older, a resident of Vallejo, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.
The registration deadline is 15 days before an election. You may register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's website
. For more information, contact the Vallejo City Clerk's office at (707) 648-4527 or contact the Solano County Registrar of Voters
at (707) 784-6675.
Absentee Ballots/Vote By Mail
Placement of Political Campaign Signs
Steps for Running for Office