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2018 Elections

INFORMATION FOR THE November 6, 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

No elections shall be held for council members in November 2018; all races were decided in June. The Sacramento City Council may take action to place measures on the ballot. All measures must be called to the ballot by the City Council on or before August 10, 2018. Visit the measure information page to learn more about measures that have been placed on the November 2018 ballot. 

JUNE 2018 ELECTION RESULTS

In order to be successful in the June 5, 2018 Municipal Election, one candidate must have received a majority of votes cast in that candidate’s particular district.  In each contest one candidate received greater than 50% +1 of the votes cast. Therefore, no run off elections are required for November.  The ballots were canvassed by the Sacramento County Office of Voter Registration and Elections and certified by the City of Sacramento.  The Sacramento City Council will adopt the results by resolution.  Candidates will be sworn in to office in December 2018.

Candidates Elected on June 5, 2018

Council District 1 - Angelique Ashby 

Council District 3 - Jeff Harris

Council District 5 - Jay Schenirer

Council District 7 - Rick Jennings II

 CAMPAIGN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are required to file some level of campaign disclosure documents and/or reports. These documents are required by California Government Code and provide the public with details on who contributes money or items to a candidates campaign, and how the candidate spends that money. Candidates who plan to raise and/or spend in excess of $2,000 must form a campaign committee. In addition, an individual or group of individuals who support or oppose a candidate or a measure, and meet the $2,000 threshold, must form a campaign committee.

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website provides detailed information regarding campaign reporting requirements, including campaign manuals and forms, at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/learn/campaign-rules.html.  

In addition to the state requirement to file an original signed statement, the City of Sacramento requires electronic filing of all campaign statements. All statements filed are available to the public online at http://static.netfile.com/agency/sac/.

Committees involved with candidates or measures for the November General Election will have additional filing requirements. Please visit the City Clerk’s website for more information.

LOCAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS

The City of Sacramento has adopted local campaign finance regulations. These regulations provide for public campaign financing (also referred to as matching funds), restrict spending and place limits on contributions. Due to budget constraints, the Campaign Reform Fund has not funded for 2018. Therefore, public financing is not available. However, provisions pertaining to contribution limits remain in effect. City Code limits the amount a candidate may accept from a single source during an election period. If the source is a registered Large Political Committee (LPC), the limits are higher as shown below:

Recipient

Contributor

Limit Per Election

Member (or Candidate)

 

 

Person

$ 1,650.00

Large Political Committee

 

$ 5,600.00

 

Mayor (or Candidate)

Person

$ 3,350.00

Large Political Committee

$ 11,150.00

 Additional information regarding LPC’s can be found on the City Clerk’s website, including a list of current registered committees.

Candidates are encouraged to review the full text of City Code sections 2.13 and 2.14 to ensure compliance with all provisions. This is available on the City’s website at http://qcode.us/codes/sacramento/.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Election information is available on the City Clerk’s website. Information on candidates and candidate filings will be updated regularly throughout the nomination period. Information and documentation will be available on the City Clerk’s Candidate information page. Candidate statements are confidential until one working day following the filing deadline. 

 

Measures & Initiatives

Please see our Measure page for information on any upcoming measures. 

Need Assistance or have questions?

For additional information on the upcoming election such as election results, polling place look-up, and to confirm voter registration status visit our Election Links page.

We are happy to assist you. If you have additional questions please contact us via email at clerk@cityofsacramento.org or by phone at (916) 808-7200.