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Notice! November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election

 The City of Watsonville will be holding its General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018. 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the nomination period for candidates, other than incumbent candidates, in the November 6, 2018, City of Watsonville General Municipal Election is hereby extended to Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This extension applies only to the following office:


Candidate nomination packets are available from the City Clerk's Office, 275 Main Street, Suite 400, Watsonville, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
All interested candidates must be residents and registered qualified voters of the City within District 4, at least thirty (30) days before the opening date for filing of nomination papers, July 16, 2018. 
For further information, please call the City Clerk's office at (831) 768-3040.

s/Beatriz Vázquez Flores, City Clerk
Dated: August 10, 2018

Early Voting Available Starting October 8, 2018!

The City of Watsonville will be offering early voting for Santa Cruz County Residents beginning October 8, 2018, through November 6, 2018, and will be open for voting on Election Day on November 6, 2018.

The City Clerk's Office serves as a Satellite Elections Office for the County of Santa Cruz and can issue ballots for registered voters. You may vote at:

City Clerk's Office

275 Main Street, Top Floor

Watsonville, CA 95076

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Special Hours during Elections Week:
November 3 & 4 (Saturday & Sunday) open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 5 open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 6 open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

City TOT Measure Analysis

Fiscal Analysis
City Attorney Analysis

Public Examination of Ordinances

Pursuant to Elections Code §9295 a copies of the following resolution and ordinance calling the election are being made available for public examination at the City Clerk’s Office, 275 Main Street, Fourth Floor, Watsonville, CA 95076, and on this Website for a period of ten (10) calendar days. The public examination period ends on Tuesday, August 20, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Resolution No. 115-18 (CM): Ordering Election for Transient Occupancy Tax Measure (TOT)

Ordinance No. 1368-18 (CM): Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)


Candidates Information

Pursuant to the City of Watsonville Charter Section 403, in order for a person to be nominated for the office of Council Member, she/he must be a resident and a registered qualified voter of this City and the District of the City or of territory which the person seeks to represent thirty (30) days before the opening date for the filing of nomination papers.

Candidates Information Page

Campaign Disclosure Requirements

All Candidates for state and local offices are required to file campaign disclosure statements at established dates before the election. Additionally, any committee formed to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure is required to file campaign disclosure statements. Click here to see past and present Campaign Statements.

California Online Voter Registration