2020 ELECTION INFORMATION
The next regular municipal election in the City of Eureka will be November 3, 2020 to fill the following elective offices:
City Council - Ward 2
City Council - Ward 4
The nomination period for filing for these offices begins July 13, 2020 thru August 7, 2020. Candidates must be a registered voter of the ward that they wish to represent at the time nomination papers are issued..
Please contact the City Clerk's office at (707) 441-4175 for additional information or review the 2020 Candidate Handbook to review the necessary forms and requirements.
Notice to the Voters regarding the dates for Arguments and Rebuttals for the City's two Ballot Measures can be viewed here.
The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official for the City of Eureka and is responsible for managing the City's municipal elections in an impartial manner. Responsibilities include issuing candidates' informational booklets and nomination papers; receiving and reviewing candidates' statement; processing petitions and ballot measures; certifying election results; and preparing legal advertising.
For information regarding California statewide elections, call the Secretary of State's toll-free Voter Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683). Large-print or audio-cassette versions of the Official Voter Information Guide for the November 1, 2016 General Election will be available in October at the Eureka City Clerk's office, 531 "K" Street, (707) 441-4175, or may be ordered through the above Voter Hotline, or on-line:Secretary of State Voter Information Guide.
The City Clerk's office is located at:
Eureka City Hall
531 "K" Street - Room 208
Eureka, CA 95501-1146
The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed during the noon hour..
Telephone/voicemail: (707) 441-4144
Fax: (707) 441-4138
For more information, click on "About the Department".
By-Ward Election Information is available here: By-Ward Election Information
Beginning January 20, 2012, the City of Eureka has adopted "Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance".
The The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) administers the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The Political Reform Act requires local government officials to disqualify themselves from participating in making decisions which may affect their personal economic interests. In addition, the provisions of the act require local officials to periodically disclose their assets, income, and campaign contributions.
FPPC Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests. Local government officials and candidates use this form to disclose their assets and income. It is filed by candidates for local office, then upon assuming office, and thereafter annually.
FPPC Form 501: Candidate Intention Statement. A candidate must file this form prior to solicitaion or receipt of any contribution, or expenditure of any personal funds used for the election.
FPPC Form 410 Statement of Organization - Recipient Committee: A candidate or recipient committee must file this form within 10 days of receiving $1000 or more in contributions during a calendar year.
FPPC Form 460: Campaign Statement. The Recipient Committee Campaign Statement must be filed by candidates or officeholders who raise or spend $1000 or more during a calendar year. Candidates file Form 460 as their 1st and 2nd pre-election statement and officeholders file Form 460 semi-annually, January 31st and July 31st.
Form 470: Campaign Statement-Short Form. The Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement must be filed by candidates or officeholders who do not have a controlled committee, and who do not anticipate raising or spending $1000 or more during a calendar year. Candidates file Form 470 with their declaration of candidacy or by the deadline for the 1st pre-election statement. Form 470 is filed annually by officeholders by July 31st.