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Elective Offices

When is the next 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 in November 2023*. 

*The California State Legislature is currently considering SB-24, a Senate Bill that would would change the California State Primary Election from March 2024 to June 2024. If the primary remains in March 5, 2024 nomination period will be November 13, 2023 and December 8, 2023. If SB-24 passes the election will move to June 4, 2024, and the nomination period will be February 12, 2024 - March 8, 2024 . The City Clerk shall not, according to California Election Code, issue or accept nomination petitions before or after the nomination period.

Who Can Run For City Council?

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. Voter registration will be verified before issuance of the official nomination petition.*

*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. 


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.


For information on campaign disclosure requirements please visit the Campaign Disclosure Requirements page.


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