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Elective Offices

Who Can Run For City Council in the March 2020 election?

On March 3, 2020 the offices of Mayor, District 2 Council Member, District 4 Council Member, District 6 Council Member, and District 8 Council Member are up for re-election. 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.Mayoral candidates must be registered voters and residents within the jurisdiction of the City of Sacramento for not less than 30 days preceding the date of filing the nomination petition. Voter registration will be verified before issuance of the official nomination petition.

The nomination period for Mayor, District 2 Council Member, District 4 Council Member, and District 6 Council Member closed on December 6, 2019 at 5:00pm.  As the incumbent for Council District 8 did not file, the nomination period for this district was extended pursuant to California Election Code 10407 (b).  The extended nomination period for Council District 8 only closed on December 11, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Need Assistance Or Have Questions?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at: clerk@cityofsacramento.org, or by phone at (916) 808-7200.