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City Elections

Welcome to the City of Sacramento Municipal Election page. The following information is provided to guide voters and potential candidates through the election process.

2024 Municipal Election

A municipal primary election will be held on March 5, 2024, for the offices of Council District 2, Council District 4, Council District 6, Council District 8, and Mayor. If needed, a run-off election will be held November 5, 2024. Councilmembers will be sworn into office at the last regularly scheduled meeting in December 2024.

Persons wishing to run for office for Council District 2, Council District 4, Council District 6, Council District 8, or Mayor will be able to file nomination petitions November 13, 2023 - December 8, 2023. The City Clerk shall not, according to California Election Code, issue or accept nomination petitions before or after the nomination period.

Interested in Running for City Council? 

If you are interested in running for Sacramento City Council, visit the City's Running for City Council webpage for important dates and information. 

Any member of the public who meets the requirements below may run for public office in the City of Sacramento. Candidates must:

  • Be at least eighteen years of age

  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of California

  • Be a registered voter and a resident within the district the candidate seeks to represent for not less than 30 days preceding the date of filing candidate papers. The City Clerk shall confirm the voter registration will be verified before issuance of the official nomination petition.* For the 2024 election candidates may live anywhere in the City to run for Mayor; or must be residents of Council Districts 2, 4, 6, or 8.

*As a result of redistricting the boundaries of the City Council Districts have changed. If you are unsure what district you reside in, use our Find Your District tool. 

are you registered to vote?

Need to register to vote, or not sure if you are registered? Visit the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections web page.

Campaign finance Filings

For information on campaign disclosure requirements please visit the Campaign Disclosure Requirements page. For information on campaign committees and to view completed campaign statement filings please visit the public access portal.

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 is no longer funded. Therefore public financing is not available. However, provisions pertaining to contribution limits remain in effect. For detailed information please visit the Campaign Finance page.

Need Assistance or Have Questions?

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